(VIRCATOR) MICROVE SOURCE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
218
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mission Research Corp
1720 Randolh Corporation, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 Donald Sullivan
Phone: (505) 843-7200
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DURING PHASE I MISSION RESEARCH CORPORATION PROPOSES TO PERFORM A STUDY OF THE UTILITY OF CAVITY RESONATORS TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY AND MODIFY THE BANDWIDTH OF MICROWAVE EMMISSION FROM THE VIRCATOR. THE RESEARCH WILL INCLUDE BOTH A THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL EFFORT. NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF THE CAVITY DESIGN WILL BE CARRIED OUT USING A THREE DIMENSIONAL FULLY RELATIVISTIC AND ELECTROMAGNETIC PARTICLE-IN-CELL PLASMA SIMULATION CODE. THE DESIGN WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON AN ALREADY EXISTING 100 KV, 20 OHMS, 1 MICROSECOND PULSER. THE PROOF-OF- PRINCIPLE EXPERIMENTS WILL BE LIMITED TO CENTIMETER WAVELENGTHS. THE PROPOSED GOAL IN PHASE I IS TO PRODUCE MEGAWATTS OF RF, SHOW FREQUENCY TUNABILITY BY VARYING ELECTRON BEAM PARAMETERS, AND BANDWIDTH VARIABILITY BY DETUNING THE CAVITY.

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