Multiple-Beam Electron Gun for Radar Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0025
Agency Tracking Number: N032-0936
Amount: $99,863.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solitcitation Year: 2003
Solitcitation Topic Code: N03-222
Solitcitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
703 Firestone Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20905
Duns: 128889123
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Khanh Nguyen
 Sr. Scientist
 (240) 535-2162
Business Contact
 Khanh Nguyen
Title: President
Phone: (240) 535-2162
Research Institution
The objective of this program is to develop a multiple electron gun capable of high-repetition rate operation to be employed in high-power broadband multiple beam amplifiers for future radar and communications applications. The performance of these amplifiers depends critically on the quality of the electron beam produced by the electron gun, and thus, the proposed research program is structured to ensure the successful development of a key enabling technology. A particular emphasis of this program will be the design of the gun's beam modulation electrodes to be compatible with existing and planned pulsed power technology. A secondary emphasis will also be placed on the cathode current density to ensure long operational lifetime. State-of-the-art 3-D gun code, MICHELLE, and magnetic code, MAXWELL-3D, will be employed for the gun design in the Phase-I program. The resulting electron gun will be developed and tested in collaboration with our industrial partners during the Phase-II program.

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