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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85409
Agency Tracking Number:
91313
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Green Mountain Radio Research Company
77 Vermont Avenue, Colchester, VT, 05446
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
057688624
Principal Investigator:
Frederick Raab
Dr.
(802) 655-9670
f.raab@ieee.org
Business Contact:
Frederick Raab
Dr.
(802) 655-9670
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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