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High Efficiency Three Phase Resonant Conversion for Standardized Architecture…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77549
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
054429
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Colorado Power Electronics, Inc.
120 Commerce Drive, Unit 1 Fort Collins, CO 80524-4731
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: High Efficiency Three Phase Resonant Conversion for Standardized Architecture Power System Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC07CA37C
Award Amount: $599,986.00
 

Abstract:

A low-cost, standardized-architecture power system is proposed for NASA electric propulsion (EP) applications. Three approaches are combined to develop a system that will meet current and future NASA needs and exceed currently available power processor unit (PPU) performance in terms of electrical efficiency, specific mass (kg/kW), and cost. The approaches include the use of (a) high-efficiency, 3-phase, dc-dc converters to minimize cooling requirements, mass, and parts count and maximize reliability and efficiency, (b) modularized and standardized sub-system design and fabrication techniques to accommodate power output scaling and re-configuration for specific ion thruster designs without the need to re-qualify hardware, and (c) attention to cost and manufacturability issues that will allow the implementation of electric propulsion systems on future NASA missions without the hidden costs of "hard-to-build" and "hard-to-scale" designs that are currently available.

Principal Investigator:

Geoff N. Drummond
Principal Investigator
9704820191
Geoff@copwr.com

Business Contact:

Geoff N. Drummond
President
9704820194
Geoff@copwr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Colorado Power Electronics, Inc.
120 Commerce Drive, Unit 3 Fort Collins, CO 80524

EIN/Tax ID: 841352626
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No