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Multiple-Beam Electron Gun for High Power Amplifiers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-02-M-0017
Agency Tracking Number: N01-131-03
Amount: $99,838.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
735 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
DUNS: 062090113
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 John Pasour
 Sr. Scientist/Engineer
 (703) 339-6500
Business Contact
 Scot Fries
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (805) 963-8761
Research Institution

"The goal of this program is to develop a multiple beam electron gun that canbe used to power a new class of multiple beam klystron amplifiers. This gunwill be designed specifically to meet the stringent requirements of theseamplifiers, which will enable them to achieve the increased bandwidth,higher power, and lower phase noise demanded of future radar andcommunications systems. Particular emphasis will be placed on reducing thecathode loading (emission current density) below ten amperes per squarecentimeter, which is important for long operational lifetime. The Phase Ieffort will make extensive use of state-of-the-art electromagnetic designcodes, including the 3-D electron gun code, MICHELLE, to develop a detaileddesign of the gun. The gun will be fabricated and tested during Phase II. The multiple beam gun is the key enabling technology for a new class ofpowerful microwave amplifiers that are needed for next generation radar andcommunications systems. These amplifiers will provide improved targetdiscrimination, greater engagement ranges, improved bad-weather performance,higher data rates, and a more compact package for integration on smallerplatforms. Thus, these amplifiers will find extensive use for both militaryand civilian applications."

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