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Vacuum Compatible High Gradient Insulators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-15-M-0524
Agency Tracking Number: F151-013-1314
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF151-013
Solicitation Number: 2015.1
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-08-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-05-04
Small Business Information
19501 144th Avenue NE Suite F-500
Woodinville, WA 98072
United States
DUNS: 15577190
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ender Savrun
 (425) 485-7272
Business Contact
 Canan Savrun
Title: Mr.
Phone: (425) 485-7272
Research Institution

ABSTRACT:This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a vacuum compatible, high gradient insulator (HGI) based on low SEE yield aluminum nitride (AlN) ceramic with high surface flashover resistance for pulse power applications. In Phase I we will design and fabricate AlN-Metal HGIs, and investigate the effects of AlN and metal layer thicknesses, and number of layers on the flashover resistance (maximum supported field gradient) of the HGIs. We will present a coaxial HGI insulator design to maximize the center conductor voltage using the developed HGI material. BENEFIT:Vacuum insulators are widely used in high voltage systems to maintain physical spacing of components and to provide a non-conductive vacuum boundary. Specific applications of AlN based high performance HGIs include particle accelerators, in particular, dielectric wall accelerators, which can be used radiography and radiation therapy, pulsed power sources including directed energy systems, high power microwave tubes.

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