Dielectric Materials Enhancement via Excimer Laser Processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-06-C-0045
Award Id:
73851
Agency Tracking Number:
A052-019-3685
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
275 Cooper Ave., Suite 112, Tonawanda, NY, 14150
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
007708613
Principal Investigator:
NehalChokshi
Technical Bus Dev Mgr
(716) 447-2587
nehalchokshi@ambptech.com
Business Contact:
GaryTompa
President
(732) 302-9274
gstompa@aol.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Directed Energy Weapons of the microwave nature require high microwave power devices which employ insulators. Currently, a major limitation to the microwave power that can be generated is the limited electric field an insulator can withstand within vacuum due to the surface flashover phenomena. While the exact nature of the propagation of the surface flashover event across the insulator surface is still under debate, it is clear that charge trapping at the insulator surface plays a major facilitative role in the propagation of the flashover. AMBP Tech proposes to utilize excimer laser processing to eliminate the charge trapping centers through the annihilation of point defects, which should then eliminate the surface flashover phenomena. AMBP Tech will apply its expertise in laser processing to ceramic and polymeric materials to determine which material has the more promising path to eliminating the surface flashover and help enable higher microwave power devices.

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