Development of High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers for 50 - 350 MHz

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85409
Agency Tracking Number: 91313
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 46 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
77 Vermont Avenue, Colchester, VT, 05446
DUNS: 057688624
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frederick Raab
 Dr.
 (802) 655-9670
 f.raab@ieee.org
Business Contact
 Frederick Raab
Title: Dr.
Phone: (802) 655-9670
Email: f.raab@ieee.org
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Accelerators used for nuclear-physics research require megawatts of radio-frequency energy. These accelerators currently employ vacuum-tube power amplifiers or conventional solid-state amplifiers that are inefficient and therefore consume a great deal of prime power. This project will review available transistors, analyze high-efficiency power-amplifier techniques, and experimentally evaluate candidate amplifiers that can operate at 50-350 MHz. Then an approach will be synthesized for a high power high-efficiency amplifier system that can meet the needs of DOE laboratories such as Argonne. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee In addition to the application to DOE accelerators, the new amplifiers could be adapted for use in military communication and jamming, high-field magnetic-resonance imaging, digital-television transmitters, and new applications in the bands vacated by analog television

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