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Compact, Transportable Racetrack Cyclotron for Heavy-Ion Radiation Testing of Electronics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-21-C-7066
Agency Tracking Number: B20C-T005-0042
Amount: $124,918.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA20-T005
Solicitation Number: 20.C
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-04-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-10-29
Small Business Information
1717 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404-1111
United States
DUNS: 140789137
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Salime Boucher
 (310) 822-5845
Business Contact
 Salime Boucher
Phone: (310) 822-5845
Research Institution
 Michigan State University
 Martin Berz
567 Wilson Road
East Lansing, MI 48824-6405
United States

 (517) 884-5583
 Nonprofit College or University

There is a growing need to study the effects of radiation in space and during high-altitude flights on electronic systems. The ever increasing need for ground based testing has outstripped the supply of available accelerator facilities at which to perform this testing. In response to this problem, RadiaBeam, along with collaborators at Michigan State University and Particle Accelerator Corporation, proposes to develop a compact, transportable racetrack cyclotron that can accelerate a wide variety of ions up to 100 MeV/n. The system uses relatively mature accelerator technologies that have been implemented in cyclotrons around the world for decades, however it is configured in a novel way to fit within a standard 40’ Conex container for ease of transportation. In Phase I, we will generate a detailed design of the system, including thorough simulations to demonstrate feasibility, and carry out preliminary engineering in order to prepare for Phase II, where one or more key components will be prototyped and tested. Approved for Public Release |21-MDA-10789 (21 Apr 21)

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