High-Power Radio Frequency Window

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83609
Agency Tracking Number: 72383S03-I
Amount: $95,525.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6010 E. Alki Avenue, Unit #2, Spokane, WA, 99212
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Aster
 (509) 534-5011
Business Contact
 David Aster
Phone: (509) 534-5011
Research Institution
72383S03-I Conventional waveguide windows have power-handling limitations that severely restrict linear accelerator performance. This project will develop a novel microwave window concept that directly addresses the electrical and thermal stress limitations of conventional waveguide windows, leading to improvements in both peak and average power-handling capability. Phase I will develop a design theory for this new window concept and, as an example, provide a design for a specific linear accelerator application. In Phase II, a prototype high-power radio frequency window will be developed and tested at the linear accelerator laboratory for which the Phase I design example was created. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The microwave window should be readily implemented at linear accelerator laboratories that have an existing need for windows with higher power-handling capability.

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