High Intensity Proton Accelerator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84862
Agency Tracking Number: 82464
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: 27
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Small Business Information
Omega-p, Inc.
199 Whitney Ave., Suite 200, New Haven, CT, 06511
DUNS: 084736651
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jay Hirshfield
 (203) 789-1164
Business Contact
 George Trahan
Title: Dr
Phone: (203) 789-1165
Email: trahan@omega-p.com
Research Institution
Conventional designs for the proton accelerator imply a several-hundred meter long superconducting linear accelerator for this purpose. This project will design, and demonstrate, using a small electron counterpart, a much shorter, room temperature, cyclotron accelerator to generate the proton beam. The Phase I project designed an eight-cavity version for acceleration of protons to 1 GeV. The Phase II project will build and test a small four-cavity electron counterpart accelerator to prove the underlying principle of operation and to demonstrate that effects of high space charge can be controlled. The electron counterpart cavity cyclotron experiment will be built and carried out, to assess performance and compare with predictions, especially regarding maximizing acceleration gradient and minimizing emittance growth. Analysis of proton dynamics in the accelerator and in a beam transport line will continue. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: High-intensity GeV proton beams are required for neutron production, nuclear waste transmutation, energy production in sub-critical nuclear reactors, medical proton therapy, and radioisotope production.

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