Multi-MW 22.8 GHz Harmonic Multiplier

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER84854
Agency Tracking Number: 82686
Amount: $700,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: 32
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
Research Institution
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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