COMPACT ACCELERATOR DESIGN BASED ON A CYCLIC INDUCTION ACCELERATOR WITH BRANCHED MAGNETICS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6383
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Science Research Laboratory In
15 Ward St, Somerville, MA, 02143
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Birx
 (617) 547-1122
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Abstract
CURRENT DESIGNS FOR HIGH CURRENT (10-100KA) ACCELERATORS ARE BASED ON LINEAR OPERATING GRADIENTS OF AT BEST 1-2 MEV/METER. IN FERRI-(FERRO)MAGNETIC INDUCTION ACCELERATORS, THESE LOW GRADIENTS ARE IMPOSED BY THE PROPERTIES OF THE MATERIAL WHICH COMPRISES THE CORE. WITH AIR CORE RADIAL LINE INDUCTION LINACS, THE CONSTRAINTS IS DERIVED FROM THE GEOMETRY OF THE RADIAL LINES AND THE DIELECTRIC BREAKDOWN STRENGTH. SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN THE SIZE AND WEIGHT OF INDUCTION LINACS WILL HAVE A CONSIDERABLE IMPACT ON THE COST EFFECTIVENESS AND MILITARY UTILITY OF INDUCTION ACCELERATORS FOR CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WEAPON (CPBW) APPLICATIONS. THE USE OF BRANCH MAGNETIC TECHNOLOGY MAY MAKE POSSIBLE THE DESIGN OF HIGH CURRENT RECIRCULATING INDUCTION LINACS WITH SIZE REDUCTIONS OF A FEW ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE. OUR GOAL WOULD BE TO DESIGN A PROOF-OF-PRINCIPLE EXPERIMENT OUTLINING DESIGNS FOR THE BRANCHED MAGNETIC PULSE POWER DEVICE. THIS INVESTIGATION WILLLEAD TO A TECHNICAL BASIS FOR THE ACCELERATOR GAP AND ELECTRON TRANSPORT SYSTEM DESIGN FOR A SPIRAL LINE RECIRCULATING LINAC.

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