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Injection Locked Magnetron with Phase and Amplitude Control

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, IL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Fermilab recently demonstrated regulation of amplitude and phase in narrow band Radio Frequency (RF) devices, eg superconducting RF cavities, driven by constant power output devices, eg magnetrons. Technology enables use of low cost, high efficiency magnetrons for RF power sources, where tight vector control is required.

Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The significant costs savings associated with this technology can help accelerate the adoption of SRF technology for industrial accelerators, improving the energy efficiency of these machines.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 627

Website: www.fnal.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Accelerator R&D funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners