ILC Coupler Design

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84909
Agency Tracking Number: 82781
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: 30
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Small Business Information
745 Blue Crab Road, Suite D, Newport News, VA, 23606
DUNS: 137891540
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Viet Nguyen-Tuong
 (757) 595-4643
Business Contact
 Roisin Preblwe
Title: Dr
Phone: (757) 595-4643
Research Institution
In accelerators used in High Energy Physics research, one problem involves the introduction of the radio frequency (RF) power required to accelerate a charged particle beam from the outside world into the ultrahigh vacuum beam environment. This problem is compounded for a superconducting RF (SRF) accelerator because the outer environment is at one atmosphere at 300 K, and the beam environment is at cryogenic temperatures and under ultra-high vacuum. Currently, the device used to accomplish this acceleration is an SRF power coupler, which generally is very expensive and unreliable. This project will design a prototype coupler that eliminates those processes that compromise coupler performance and reliability. Cost reduction will be achieved through the basic simplicity of the system and through anticipated ease of manufacturing. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The successful development of the concept should benefit future research, industrial, military, and medical applications of SRF accelerators.

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