Compact, High Power Microwave Amplifier

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,961.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASG60-02-P-0226
Award Id:
58694
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0876
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
27 Industrial Blvd., Unit E, Medford, NY, 11763
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
042903026
Principal Investigator:
Hans Bluem
Senior Staff Scientist
(609) 514-0315
hans_bluem@mail.aesys.net
Business Contact:
Timothy Myers
Business Manager
(631) 345-6264
tim_myers@mail.aesys.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
"High power microwave (HPM) sources have important potential application in a variety of military and non-military areas. One of the key stepping stones to reaching many of these applications is the development of a source capable of gigawatt level poweroutput in a microsecond long pulse at a reasonable repetition rate. In addition, it would be highly desirable if this source were reasonably compact. A fast-wave amplifier such as the ubitron is the best choice for ultra-high-power applications. Wepropose to investigate a variation of the ubitron amplifier coupled with a compact Marx generator that holds promise for satisfying all of the above stated criteria. The discriminating attributes of a ubitron is its potential for a relatively wideinstantaneous bandwidth, its wide-band tunability, and its potential for very high power operation. Significant military high power microwave (HPM) directed energy weapon and countermeasure applications exist at various pulse energy levels andfrequencies, which will benefit from the proposed SBIR project. Non-DoD/commercial applications that could make use of such a source include material processing, pipeline cleaning, future TeV particle accelerators, and plasma heating of fusion energydevices."

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