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Calabazas Creek Research, Inc. (CCR), established in 1994, is a leader in development of advanced, innovative technologies for high power RF generation and transmission. CCR specializes in UHF, microwave, millimeter-wave and Terahertz high power sources and components using vacuum electron devices. Our range of expertise extends from 200 MHz to 1.0 THz in frequency and from milliwatts to hundreds of Megawatts of delivered RF power. The company focuses on new, innovative technologies for the next generation of RF sources and systems. Strategic partnerships exist with key industries, national laboratories, academic institutions, and consultants, providing a broad range of resources and knowledge.

Core Competencies

CCR’s personnel are skilled in advanced electron optics design, electromagnetic and thermomechanical analysis, mechanical design and fabrication of vacuum electron sources and components. The company also develops advanced computational software for RF sources and waveguide system design. The company is currently developing multiple beam inductive output tubes (IOTs), multiple beam klystrons, annular beam klystrons, backward wave oscillators (BWOs), gyrotrons, and traveling wave tubes (TWTs). These programs are supported by CCR’s research in advanced cathodes, RF windows, microfabricated circuits, RF loads, and advanced computational design codes.

CCR is currently involved in fifteen government funded, research programs for the Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Science Foundation and Department of Defense. Technical services are provided to a number of corporations and organizations, including Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), Communications & Power Industries, LLC, Northrop Grumman Corp., Samsung (Korea), Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (Japan), and SLAC National Accelerator Center.

CCR has strategic alliances with several universities, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, University of Maryland, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. CCR also has strategic relationships established with several industrial organizations, including Advanced Machining Technologies, Inc. and HeatWave Labs, Inc. Numerous consultants provide specialized expertise and advice.