OPTIMIZED VOLUMETRIC NEGATIVE HYDROGEN ION SOURCE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2047
Amount: $498,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Po Box 85154 - 11011 Torreyana, San Diego, CA, 92138
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth G Moses
 (213) 212-6227
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL IS FOR JAYCOR TO DEVELOP AN UNIQUE MICROWAVE-DRIVEN VOLUMETRIC NEGATIVE HYDROGEN ION SOURCE AS CONCEIVED BY JAYCOR SCIENTISTS FOR THE SDIO. THIS SOURCE OFFERS THE PROMISE OF ENHANCED BEAM CURRENT DENSITY AND LOW BEAM DIVERGENCE. THE ENHANCEMENT IS ACCOMPLISHED UNDER NONEQUILIBRIUM CONDITIONS BY CONTROLLING THE ENERGY DISTRIBUTION OF THE ELECTRONS WITHIN THE SOURCE PLASMA THROUGH ELECRON CYCLOTRON HEATING (ECH) WHILE MAINTAINING THE SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRONS BY A SPECIAL CONFIGURATION OF THE MAGNETIC FIELD IN THE SOURCE REGION. THE PHASE I WORK INCLUDES THE ANALYTICAL DETERMINATION OF THE OPTIMAL SOURCE PLASMA PARAMETERS FOR MAXIMIZING THE NEGATIVE ION PRODUCTION RATE. ALSO, A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF THE PHASE II TEST FACILITY WILL BE PERFORMED. THE TECHNIQUE WE PROPOSE, USING NONEQUILIBRIUM ELECTRON ENERGY DISTRIBUTION, OFFERS THE ADVANTAGES OF CIRCULAR CROSS-SECTIONAL GEOMETRY, POWER-EFFICIENT PLASMA FORMATION WITHOUT ELECTRON-EMITTING HOT FILAMENTS IN THE DISCHARGE, AND INCREASED RELIABILITY AND STRUCTURAL SIMPLICITY OF SPACE APPLICATIONS.

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