Microfabricated Circuits for Sheet Electron Beam Amplifiers in the Upper Millimeter-Wave Spectrum

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-C-0031
Agency Tracking Number: N071-101-1261
Amount: $445,814.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-101
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
5406 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD, -
DUNS: 128889123
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Khanh Nguyen
 President
 (240) 535-2162
 knguyen.bwresearch@comcast.net
Business Contact
 Khanh Nguyen
Title: President
Phone: (240) 535-2162
Email: knguyen.bwresearch@comcast.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Phase-II technical objectives are the finalization of the circuit designs and the actual micro-fabrication and testing of the circuits, which are a critical component of any amplifiers and whose function is to convert the kinetic energy of the electron beam into RF power. The Phase-II work will build on the technical foundation established by the Phase-I feasibility study of the sheet-beam amplifier concepts. To achieve these objectives, we propose to develop detailed circuit prototype designs, generate engineering blue prints, micro-fabricate and cold test circuits that can eventually be integrated into a functional upper-millimeter wave amplifier. The interaction circuits will be fabricated at specialized facilities of our micro-fabrication partners. The proposed program is structured to mitigate potential fabrication risks by employing a proven micro-fabrication approach, which has been tested under our Phase-I program.

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