Microfabricated, 94 GHz, 25 W, Helical Traveling Wave Tube

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CF27P
Agency Tracking Number: 104440
Amount: $99,293.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: S1.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Teraphysics Corporation
OH, Cleveland, OH, 44143-2215
DUNS: 623981375
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Carol Kory
 Principal Investigator
 (440) 554-3417
Business Contact
 Carole Ream
Title: Business Official
Phone: (440) 573-0008
Email: ream@teraphysics.com
Research Institution
Teraphysics Corporation proposes to design and develop a microfabricated, 94 GHz, 25 W traveling wave tube (TWT) with 53% efficiency for NASA applications. In Phase I, we plan to prove feasibility by completing electrical designs of all major components. In Phase II, we would complete the mechanical design, fabrication, assembly, and test of a laboratory model. To successfully complete this program, Teraphysics will apply our expertise in vacuum electronics focusing in mm-wave and THz devices; expertise in high level, three-dimensional, computational modeling; novel, patent protected, helical TWT designs for mm-wave and THz operation; and novel, patent protected, helical TWT microfabrication techniques. In Phase I, the technology will advance from TRL 2 to 3.

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