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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0082
Agency Tracking Number: F064-022-0515
Amount: $99,962.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T022
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5406 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD, 20814
DUNS: 128889123
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Khanh Nguyen
 Senior Scientist
 (240) 535-2162
 knguyen.bwresearch@comcast.net
Business Contact
 Khanh Nguyen
Title: President
Phone: (240) 535-2162
Email: 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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