Accession Number : ADD013726

Title :   A Compact High Power Accelerator.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 18 Aug 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Friedman, Moshe ; Serlin, Victor

Report Date : 18 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A system for providing a compact, high power particle accelerator powered by a modulated intense relativistic electron beam is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment a first source develops a high power intense relativistic electron beam (IREB). A modulating apparatus modulates the IREB with a low power level radiofrequency (RF) signal to produce a high power MIREB. All of the kinetic energy from the high power MIREB is then stored as a high level of electromagnetic or RF energy in an accelerating apparatus. A particle beam from a source is modulated with the RF signal to establish a phase coherency between the modulated particle beam and the stored RF energy before it is passed through the accelerating apparatus. This phase coherent particle beam is accelerated by the stored RF energy as it drains this energy from the accelerating apparatus during its passage through the accelerating apparatus.

Descriptors :   *PARTICLE ACCELERATORS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, COHERENCE, ENERGY, ENERGY STORAGE, HIGH POWER, KINETIC ENERGY, LOW LEVEL, LOW POWER, MODULATION, PARTICLE BEAMS, SIGNALS, RADIOFREQUENCY POWER, ELECTRON BEAMS, ENERGY TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE