Micro-Pulse Amplified Electron Injector

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85036
Agency Tracking Number: N/A
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 49 c
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
4431-H Brookfield Corporate Drive, Chantilly, VA, 20151
DUNS: 175351121
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frederick Mako
 (703) 818-9400
Business Contact
 Frederick Mako
Title: Dr.
Phone: (703) 818-9400
Email: fmako@erols.com
Research Institution
High-current pulses of electrons are widely used in injector systems for electron accelerators, both for industrial linacs as well as high-energy accelerators for linear colliders. Also, short-duration pulses are used for microwave generation in klystrons and related devices, for injectors to perform research on advanced methods of particle acceleration, and for injectors used as free-electron-laser (FEL) drivers. However, the development of a system that can produce both high-current and short-duration pulses of electrons has been a challenging problem for many years. This project will develop a high current, picosecond S-band injector system, the Micro-Pulse Amplified Electron Injector (MPAI). The heart of the MPAI is a self-bunching electron gun. By adding an external electron amplifier stage and high energy RF post acceleration, an inexpensive, simple, robust electron injector would result. Phase I is aimed at measurements of: electron current gain, charge per bunch, RF power, beam power, and other key parameters. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The micro-pulse electron amplifier injector (MPAI) should provide a high power, low emittance, picosecond-long electron source that is suitable for many applications: high energy picosecond electron injectors for linear colliders, free electron lasers, medical and industrial RF linacs, and a high-harmonic high-frequency driver for RF sources and accelerator test facilities.

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