Sydor Technologies has been awarded a $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to deliver a detailed design and produce a low voltage pulse generator.
The Rochester-based company is a global provider of advanced x-ray detectors and specialized high voltage electronics for critical science missions and fundamental research. The Phase I grant will enable Sydor to deliver a detailed design and produce a low voltage demonstrator unit for testing and exploring new features. The new design will be capable of supporting the planned Electron-Ion Collider injection system at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
The advances made in the proposed work will provide critical infrastructure at national laboratories like BNL, as well as to those accelerators undergoing upgrades to new particle species and/or faster, shorter particle bunches or light pulses, officials said.
“A robust and commercially supported high voltage pulser with a reliable self-test and graceful failure mechanism will enable facilities like the future EIC to successfully fulfill the mission developed over the past decade and to operate reliably at levels not possible today,” said David Garand, principal investigator at Sydor Technologies.
Sydor was founded in 2004 and supplies systems and support in more than 33 countries.