Fast 704 MHz Ferroelectric Tuner for Superconducting Cavitie

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-11ER90089
Agency Tracking Number: 97799
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 44 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
Omega-p, Inc.
291 Whitney Avenue, Suite 401, New Haven, CT, 06511-3765
DUNS: 084736651
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jay Hirshfield
 Dr.
 (203) 789-1164
 jay@omega-p.com
Business Contact
 George Trahan
Title: Dr.
Phone: (203) 789-1165
Email: enid@omega-p.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The quest for deepened understanding of the origin of the universe requires continued search for elementary particles, for which high-energy accelerators are necessary tools. Reducing the size, complexity, and cost for future accelerators is essential if they are ever to be built. New technologies that can underlie future accelerators are needed to meet these goals, including that proposed here. Rapid tuning of the superconducting cavities in a future particle accelerator can allow operation with greatly reduced radio frequency drive power. That tuning is to be achieved using a fast ferroelectric tuner to be developed in this project. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Rapid tuners for superconducting accelerator cavities can find application in a wide range of particle accelerators, including those with applications to science, medical diagnostics and therapy, materials processing, and national security.

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