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LOW WORK FUNCTION CATHODE MATERIALS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE ARC-JET AND ION…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15639
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15639
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hi-Z Technology, Inc.
Suite 7400 7606 Miramar Road San Diego, CA 92126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: LOW WORK FUNCTION CATHODE MATERIALS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE ARC-JET AND ION THRUSTERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $40,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE WORK FUNCTION IS THE ENERGY NEEDED TO REMOVE AN ELECTRON FROM A METAL SURFACE, SUCH AS IN THERMIONIC EMISSION. A LOWER WORK FUNCTION ALLOWS THE EMITTING SURFACE TO OPERATE AT A MUCH REDUCED TEMPERATURE FOR THE SAME CURRENT. LOW WORK FUNCTION SINGLE PHASE MATERIALS WITH REFRACTORY PROPERTIES ALLOW CATHODES TO OPERATE AT A LOWER TEMPERATURE AND SHOULD PERMIT LONGER LIFETIMES AT TEMPERATURES OF >1500C. THESE MATERIALS CAN BE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE ARC-JET ENGINES AND ION THRUSTERS. THEY MAY ALSO FIND USE IN NEW TYPES OF VACUUM TUBES WHICH WOULD BE MORE EFFICIENT AND COMPACT. APPLICATION OF THIS TECHNOLOGY WOULD REVOLUTIONIZE HIGH POWER AMPLIFIERS, POWER SUPPLIES, AND MICROWAVE TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

Norbert B Elsner
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Hi-z Technology Inc
11180 Roselle Street Suite G San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No