High Charge per Bunch RF Gun Photocathode

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$577,453.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-06-C-4108
Award Id:
69994
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-043-0300
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
27 Industrial Boulevard, Unit E, Medford, NY, 11763
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
042903026
Principal Investigator:
AlanTodd
Vice President
(609) 514-0316
alan_todd@mail.aesys.net
Business Contact:
TimMyers
Business Manager
(631) 345-6264
tim_myers@mail.aesys.net
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A definitive experimental study of photoemissive materials and cathode design and fabrication for RF electron injectors is proposed that will result in a recommended cathode approach for next step Navy FEL devices at the end of the program. The University of Maryland (UMD) and Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) are collaborating with Advanced Energy Systems (AES) on this project. As an FFRDC, BNL will not receive any SBIR funding but has agreed to provide access to its facilities and equipment thereby providing great leverage to the program. UMD will continue to develop their proprietary dispenser cathodes. BNL will continue to develop high-quantum-efficiency multi-alkali cathode materials and the novel exciting diamond amplifier cathode concept. AES will fabricate a cathode preparation chamber and transport system, compatible with UMD and BNL cathodes, for integration with a high-power superconducting RF gun. Optimization of cathode preparation will be followed by high-average current tests of specific UMD and BNL cathodes. Target performance is a continuous average cathode current approaching 0.5 Ampere.

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