(VIRCATOR) MICROVE SOURCE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 218
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1720 Randolh Corporation, Albuquerque, NM, 87106
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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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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