High-Power Millimeter-Wave Micro-Sources for Communications & Radar Dominance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,962.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-06-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-022-0515
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-T022
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
BEAM-WAVE RESEARCH, INC.
5406 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD, 20814
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128889123
Principal Investigator:
Khanh Nguyen
Senior Scientist
(240) 535-2162
knguyen.bwresearch@comcast.net
Business Contact:
Khanh Nguyen
President
(240) 535-2162
knguyen.bwresearch@comcast.net
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF MARYLAND
John Rodgers
IREAP
College Park, MD, 20742
(301) 405-4957
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The proposed effort is to evaluate the feasibility of a W-band sheet-beam vacuum electronic device that can provide up to 1 kW of peak RF power at a minimum efficiency of 20%. Key elements of this effort are on the generation and transport of the sheet beam and its interaction with the RF circuit. The potential of employing a depressed collector to improve overall efficiency will also be investigated. As part of this effort, a proof-of-principle expreriment will be performed in the Phase-I to demonstrate the potential of the miniature plasma gun as a sheet-beam electron gun. Fabrication techniques will also be evaluated based on optimized beam and circuit parameters. The overall goal of this work is to define a Phase-II development strategy that is innovative yet based on achievable fabrication methods and tolerances.

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