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Active Mitigation of Multipaction Discharge Using Magnetic Isolation Technique

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-11-M-5104
Agency Tracking Number: N102-190-1418
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-190
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-11-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alex Murokh
 Vice President and CTO
 (310) 822-5845
Business Contact
 Salime Boucher
Title: President
Phone: (310) 822-5845
Research Institution

Multipaction is one of the most significant limiting factors to the dynamic range and utility of the vacuum-based radio frequency (RF) devices. If not mitigated, multipaction leads to operational impairments or even permanent damage to the exposed components. RadiaBeam Technologies proposes to utilize a magnetic isolation approach to reduce or eliminate multipaction in critical system components. This approach is based on the recent work at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermilab to reduce multipaction by applying a tangential magnetic field to the RF surface, thus forcing the emitted electrons to return to the surface before gaining enough energy to stimulate emission of secondary electrons.

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