US Pat. No. 10,772,185

MODULAR BEAM AMPLIFIER

SpaceFab.US, Inc., Lagun...

1. A modular particle beam amplifier, comprising: a distributed direct current (DC) power generator including a plurality of DC generator cells connected in series to each other and a plurality of power taps at different points between the DC generator cells; an ion injector producing a particle beam; and a plurality of amplifier modules in series with each other and coaxial with the particle beam; wherein each amplifier module in the plurality of amplifier modules includes a focus lens and a plurality of amplifier plates; wherein each amplifier plate in the pluralities of amplifier plates pairs with and connects to a power tap in the plurality of power taps of the distributed DC power generator; wherein each amplifier plate in the pluralities of accelerator plurality of amplifier plates includes a hole for the particle beam to pass through; wherein the plurality of DC generator cells is physically arranged in a serpentine arrangement of connected rows with a narrow end gap and a wide end gap between each adjacent row such as to minimize the a physical length of the distributed DC power generator; and wherein the modular particle beam amplifier accelerates a particle beam by means way of an electric field between the amplifier plates in the pluralities of amplifier plates.