Multi-MW 22.8 GHz Harmonic Multiplier

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$700,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
DE-FG02-07ER84854
Award Id:
84184
Agency Tracking Number:
82686
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
199 Whitney Ave., Suite 200, New Haven, CT, 06511
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
084736651
Principal Investigator:
JayHirshfield
Dr
(203) 789-1164
jay@omega-p.com
Business Contact:
GeorgeTrahan
Dr
(203) 789-1165
trahan@omega-p.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Efforts towards development of a high-gradient warm accelerator structure for a future electron-positron collider require basic experiments to discover the upper limits to radio frequency (RF) electric and magnetic field strengths that can be sustained at material surfaces. The experiments should be carried out at several RF frequencies to explore the wide parameter range to improve understanding of the underlying physical limits. Yet high-power stand-alone RF amplifiers at frequencies above X-band for these experiments only exist at 17.1 and 34.3 GHz, so sources at one or more intermediate frequencies need to be developed. This project addresses this deficiency by constructing a harmonic multiplier, in which multi-megawatt powers can be generated at the 7th, 8th, and 9th harmonics of 2.856 GHz output from a high-power klystron. The 7th harmonic frequency multiplier will be built, tested and evaluated using facilities at Yale Beam Physics Laboratory.

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