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Laser-Activated X-Ray Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 25958
Amount: $59,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1994
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
425 Barclay Boulevard
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael D. Silver
 (708) 634-6425
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Research Institution

We propose a method of generating x-rays that will combine high instantaneous output of rotating-anode x-ray tubes with continuous cooling rates as great or greater than fixed-anode tubes. This combination can be achieved in a mechanically simple way, and will reduce spot wobble without vacuum seals, vacuum bearings, deflecting field, or conventional cathodes, by either thermionic or photoemission, using laser excitation. Both methods have worked in previous experiments, the proposed configuration should maximize output. The method is also advantageous in extended-anode tubes, such as for linear scans and CT systems without moving parts. OPTION: None submitted.

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