Shielded Cold Cathodes for High Power Magnetrons

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,919.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-09-C-0141
Agency Tracking Number:
F08B-T14-0094
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Stellar Micro Devices
2020 Centimeter Circle, Austin, TX, 78758
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Burt Fowler
Chief Operating Officer
(512) 997-7782
fowler@stellar-micro.com
Business Contact:
Mark Eaton
President & CEO
(512) 997-7781
eaton@stellar-micro.com
Research Institution:
Boise State University
Jim Browning
1910 UNIVERSITY DRIVE
BOISE, ID, 83725
(208) 426-2347
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
A unique cold cathode array using rugged emitter materials and a device architecture which provides shielding from ionization impact will provide the required high current density and long lifetime for high power magnetron use. BENEFIT: Shielded cold cathodes will provide current densities scalable to over 10 A/cm2 in a scalable area. These cathodes can be used in a number of emerging micro vacuum electron devices, including magnetrons, cross field amplifiers, traveling wave tubes and backward wave oscillators. They can also be used in radiation and ion sources. Ultra-rugged emitters developed in this project will also be useful in space application, especially those in corrosive environments such as low earth orbit. )

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