Novel Terahertz Sources for Advanced Terahertz Power: Nanoklystrons and nanoTWTs

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,615.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9550-07-C-0040
Award Id:
73399
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-020-0128
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3622 West 1820 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84104
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
013017947
Principal Investigator:
Larry Sadwick
CTO/Vice President
(801) 975-7399
sadwick@innosystech.com
Business Contact:
Jennifer Hwu
CEO/President
(801) 975-7399
hwu@innosystech.com
Research Institution:
NASA-JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
Harish Manohara
M/S 302-306, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA, 91109
(818) 393-0455
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
The region of the millimeter and submillimeter-wave frequency bands, from 100 GHz to 3 THz (wavelengths of 3 to 0.1 mm, respectively), are some of the least explored and yet information rich regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. This region of the spectrum, referred to as the terahertz (THz) frequency regime, roughly 300-3000 GHz, is ripe for development. A major impediment to development of applications in this largely unexplored frequency range is the lack of powerful, compact and tunable sources of terahertz radiation that offer monochromatic, stable outputs. Phase stability of a terahertz source combined with output powers in the milliwatt regime or higher will enable, among others, a host of coherent sensing, measurement and power-combining applications. In Phase II of this STTR program we will implement practical, viable and realistic vacuum electronics solutions that result in high quality, high volume manufacturable, compact, affordable, and enabling high power THz products. These THz sources are based on vacuum electronics. Both high power microfabricated electron sources and high power THz sources will be developed, built and implemented in Phase II of STTR program

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