PLASMA CATHODE FOR HIGH POWER PHOTOIONIZED LASERS AND PLASMA SWITCHES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Amount:
$268,381.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
15366
Agency Tracking Number:
15366
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3701 Hawkins Street Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Chris M Young
Principal Investigator
(505) 345-8623
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
FUTURE SYSTEMS EMPLOYING PULSED POWER TECHNOLOGY WILL REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ART OF PULSED POWER DEVICES. IN PARTICULAR, HIGH VOLTAGE REPETITIVE SWITCHES ARE NEEDED WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY GO BEYOND THE PRESENT CAPABILITIES OF KNOWN SWITCHES. FUTURE SWITCHING TECHNOLOGY NEEDS TO HANDLE VOLTAGES RANGING FROM HUNDREDS OF KILOVOLTS TO MEGAVOLTS, HUNDREDS OF KILOAMPERES TO MEGAAMPERES, AND REPETITION RATES UP TO 100 KILOHERTZ. THE SWITCHING TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE MUST SATISY THESE CONDITIONS AS WELL AS HAVE LOW TIMING JITTER, LOW SWITCHING DELAYS, HAVE LONG LIFETIMES, OPERATE AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES, AND HAVE LOW LOSSES. WE PROPOSE A NEW SWITCH TECHNOLOGY WHICH OFFERS SCALABILITY TO ALL OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS. WE PROPOSE TO DESIGN, FABRICATE, AND TEST OUR PROPOSED SWITCH IN THIS PHASE I EFFORT. THE OBJECTIVE WILL BE TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE CONCEPT AND PROVIDE A BASIS FOR A PHASE II OPTIMIZATION AND CHARACTERIZATION PROGRAM.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government