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THz and Sub-THz MEMS-Fabricated Klystron Amplifier

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911NF-09-C-0125
Agency Tracking Number: A09A-016-0122
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A09A-T016
Solicitation Number: 2009.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2009
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2009-08-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2010-02-17
Small Business Information
4699 Nautilus Ct. S. Suite 203
Boulder, CO 80301
United States
DUNS: 600999903
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Weber
 Research Scientist
 (303) 527-3000
 weberr13@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Carol Higgins
Title: Office Manager
Phone: (303) 527-3000
Email: info@truenano.com
Research Institution
 University of Colorado
 Working 
 
Engineering Center
Boulder, CO 80303
United States

 (303) 492-0000
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)
Abstract

TrueNano Inc. will develop the process technology of a miniature klystron capable of amplifying sub-mm waves resulting in record power. Our novel approach is based on a novel high current cold cathode and a tunable resonant cavity. Fabrication techniques as those developed for MEMS will be used, resulting in well controlled dimensions, precision alignment and vacuum tight sealing. A monitoring technique is incorporated that enables accurate tuning of the cavities for maximum amplification and output power. The ultimate goal of this project is to design, fabricate and experimentally demonstrate such klystron at frequencies ranging from 0.3 to 3 THz. This proposed structure is expected to meet the program objectives and will result in a compact, high power terahertz amplifier suitable for a multitude of military and commercial applications.

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