Altair Technologies continues it’s development of innovative RF components with the recent submission of six Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant proposals. As part of our proposals. we are teaming with SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SNAL) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) which we believe will lead to collaborations beyond the proposals. The proposed developments range from an increased capability ion pump to innovative X-band sources. Over the next few weeks we will discuss each new technology in depth and let everyone know how we do on the proposals. Next time, we’ll highlight our innovative new 8 liter ion pump design which takes advantage of Altair’s advanced abilities in brazing and accelerator technology.