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Company Information:

Name: E-BEAM, INC.
Address: 21070 Southwest Tile Flat Road
Beaverton, OR 97007-8739
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (503) 628-0703

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $923,863.00 12
SBIR Phase II $3,417,041.00 6
STTR Phase I $99,418.00 1

Award List:

A LOW POWER HEATER-CATHODE SYSTEM FOR HIGH FREQUENCY SPACE COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $49,032.00

A LOW POWER HEATER-CATHODE SYSTEM FOR HIGH FREQUENCY SPACE COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $418,668.00
Abstract:
Because of new technology, it is now possible to offer higher electron-beam densities and longer cathode life at lower heater powers then ever before. this is a significant development for high-frequency space communications, ka band and above; in this area, the limiting factor on microwave power… More

A LOW POWER DISPENSER CATHODE ASSEMBLY FOR SPACE COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil , President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

A LOW POWER DISPENSER CATHODE ASSEMBLY FOR SPACE COMMUNICATIONS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil , President
Award Amount: $599,638.00

A Low-Power, Low-Cost electron gun for Microwave Power Modules

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $70,000.00

Long Life Cathode for Space Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil, President
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil, President
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil, President
Award Amount: $599,692.00

Electrostatically Focussed TWT for Space Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
There is a significant and growing NASA requirement for small efficient space communications amplifiers in the range of five- to 50-watts at 20 GHz and above. These powers are too high for solid state technology. Traveling wave tubes, on the other hand, are not very efficient at these low power… More

Electrostatically Focussed TWT for Space Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil, President
Award Amount: $599,650.00
Abstract:
There is a significant and growing NASA requirement for small efficient space communications amplifiers in the range of five- to 50-watts at 20 GHz and above. These powers are too high for solid state technology. Traveling wave tubes, on the other hand, are not very efficient at these low power… More

Miniature High Density Scandate Cathodes For Linear Beam Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF CALIF., DAVIS
Principal Investigator: Bernard Vancil, President
Award Amount: $99,418.00
RI Contact: Ivor Brodie
Abstract:
This proposal describes a program for an improved impregnated dispenser cathode. It will first seek to verify and understand recent improvements in scandate cathodes by workers in China.To do this, it will conduct tests on these cathodes and it will study composition and fabrication procedures. … More

Long-Life Miniature Reservoir Cathode For High-Frequency Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Bernard Vancil, President
Award Amount: $69,946.00
Abstract:
The proposal describes a low-risk program for solving the remaining problems on reservoir cathodes. The solution will allow production of a miniature cathode with at least 20 Amps/cm2 loading and a life greater than 50,000 hours. All dispenser cathodes are limited by their supply of barium. … More

Nano-Particle Scandate Cathode for Space Communications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,961.00
Abstract:
We propose an improved cathode based on our novel theory of the role of scandium oxide in enhancing emission in tungsten impregnate cathodes. Recent results have demonstrated the efficacy of nano-particle scandium oxide, but a detailed theory on mechanism has been lacking. Our theory explains… More

Nano-Particle Scandate Cathode for Space Communications Phase 2

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,566.00
Abstract:
We propose an improved cathode based on our novel theory of the role of scandium oxide in enhancing emission in tungsten-impregnated cathodes. Recent results have demonstrated the efficacy of nano-particle scandium oxide, but a detailed theory on the mechanism of operation has been lacking. Our… More

Reservoir Cathode for Electric Space Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard Vancil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,958.00
Abstract:
We propose a reservoir cathode to improve performance in both ion and Hall-effect thrusters. We propose to adapt our existing reservoir cathode technology to this purpose. Reservoir cathodes are the only emission sources that are capable of providing the necessary current density (>5.0 A/cm2)… More

Reservoir Cathode for Electric Space Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard Vancil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,827.00
Abstract:
We propose a hollow reservoir cathode to improve performance in ion and Hall thrusters. We will adapt our existing reservoir cathode technology to this purpose. Reservoir cathodes are the only emission sources that are capable of supplying the necessary current density (>5.0 A/cm2) and life… More

Scandate Cathode for High Power Long Life Electric Propulsion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $199,982.00
Abstract:
Scandate cathodes are proposed as a way to boost performance and life for electric space propulsion systems. This company has recently demonstrated breakthrough performance on these cathodes in other formats. We have demonstrated emission of 5 Amps/cm2 at 850 degrees CB, which is 200 degrees C… More

Klystron Amplifier Utilizing Scandate Cathode and Electrostatic Focusing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Bernard K. Vancil, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $124,984.00
Abstract:
We propose to build an electrostatically focused klystron that exploits recent breakthroughs in scandate cathode technology. We have built cathodes with greater than 100 Amps/cm2 emission. This project offers an opportunity to test those cathodes in real world devices. Because of their small size… More