US Patent No. 10,772,185

MODULAR BEAM AMPLIFIER


Patent No. 10,772,185
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Modular Beam Amplifier
Inventorship Randall M. Chung, Laguna Niguel, CA (US)
Assignee SpaceFab.US, Inc., Laguna Niguel, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,772,185

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.