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Company Information:

Company Name: Diversified Technologies, Inc.
City: Bedford
State: MA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.divtecs.com
Phone: (781) 275-9444

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $5,989,225.00 72
SBIR Phase II $23,782,875.00 34

Award List:

A VERY HIGH POWER SOLID STATE MODULATOR SYSTEM FOR FUSION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Marcel P J Gaudreau , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This research and development program will lead to a very high power solid state switch module system. each solid state module will be capable of opening and closing hundredsof amperes at hundreds of volts at high speed. very high average power densities are feasible. the modules will require very… More

A HIGH POWER LIQUID NITROGEN COOLED INTERRUPTER FOR FUSION POWER CONDITIONING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Marcel P J Gaudreau , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
This research and development program will produce a liquid-nitrogen-(ln) cooled, superconducting very high power circuit breaker. the mechanical circuit breaker will be very compact and high speed. ln's high dielectric strength, high heat capacity, high heat of vaporization, high thermal… More

A LONG PULSE, HIGH POWER SOLID-STATE GYROTRON MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Marcel Pj Gaudreau , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,977.00

A LONG PULSE, HIGH POWER SOLID-STATE GYROTRON MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Marcel Pj Gaudreau , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
This project is to develop a long pulse, high power solid-state gyrotron or neutral beam modulator system. the series-pass modulator will be capable of opening and closingcircuits carrying tens to hundreds of amperes at hundreds of kilovolts, and even megavolts, at submicrosecond speed. the… More

Solid State Circuit Breakers For The Navy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marcel P.j. Gaudreau
Award Amount: $50,618.00
Abstract:
1A Program of research and development is proposed which will lead to a very rugged solid state circuit breaker and contactor module system. Each solid state module will be capable of opening and closing tens of amperes at hundreds of volts at high speed. The modules are intrinsically current… More

High Current Coaxial/Triaxial Power Buswork

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $69,702.00
Abstract:
A program of research and development is proposed to develop flexible high-current electrical power bus cables, interconnections, joints, and switchgear for use in electric propulsion for Navy ships. The full system will handle currents up to 200,000 A for low- voltage (less than 1,000 V) DC or AC… More

Accelerator Pulse Power Modulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marcel P.J. Gardeau , President
Award Amount: $74,938.00
Abstract:
160 Accelerator Pulse Power Modulators--Diversified Technologies, Inc., 35 Wiggins Avenue, Bedford, MA 01730-2314; (617) 275-9444 Dr. Marcel P.J. Gardeau, Principal Investigator Mr. Michael A. Kempkes, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82358 Amount: $74,938 Linear colliders and… More

Accelerator Pulse Power Modulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marcel P.J. Gardeau , President
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
160 Accelerator Pulse Power Modulators--Diversified Technologies, Inc., 35 Wiggins Avenue, Bedford, MA 01730-2314; (617) 275-9444 Dr. Marcel P.J. Gardeau, Principal Investigator Mr. Michael A. Kempkes, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG02-97ER82358 Amount: $74,938 Linear colliders and… More

Advanced Solid State High Repetition Rate Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marcel P.j. Gaudreau,
Award Amount: $69,276.00
Abstract:
This effort will leverage DTI's existing PowerMod` Solid State Switching technology to develop a 20 kV, 100-400 kHz pulse modulator for advanced W-band pulse Doppler radar applications. Key features of this effort will be the extension of solid state switching techniques to 100-400 kHz at high… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Marcel Pj Gaudreau
Award Amount: $591,952.00

Hybrid NLC Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,927.00
Abstract:
Not Available DSR proposes to develop and validate innovative techniques for effectively performing emitter contact tracking and correlation. The proposed approach will provide the capability to track intermittent emitters effectively, reduce emitter history loss, and mitigate subsequent… More

Next Linear Collider Switching Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,893.00
Abstract:
Not Available This project will study the feasibility of using MEMS fabrication technology to replace classical mechanical actuators we are currenty using for active control of High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) in gas turbine rotor blades. Left unchecked, this flexing of the rotor blades can lead to blade… More

High Power Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,515.00
Abstract:
Not Available Knowledge of ocean surface wave spectra is important in a wide variety of military and civilian oceanographic applications. We propose a method of measuring the wave directional spectrum from a moving platform such as a submerged buoy, a submerged manned or unmanned vehicle (AUV or… More

New Concepts for Pulsed Power Modulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,832.00
Abstract:
Not Available Conventional composite repair technologies utilizing electrical heat blankets are generally limited to flat or near flat surfaces and not feasible for irregular shapes or double contoured surfaces. Currently a need exists in developing a new heating system that is capable of applying… More

Power Supply for Plama Heating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $99,476.00
Abstract:
Not Available We propose an affordable, compact, reliable, lightweight, and efficient 10K refrigerator for superconducting electronics applications. Recent advances show an improved 10K refrigerator can be developed. Significant progress developing Gifford-McMahon, Stirling, and Pulse Tube… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Timothy J. Hawkey, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,893.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,937.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Marcel Gaudreau, President
Award Amount: $749,699.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Casey, Technical Director
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Casey, Technical Director
Award Amount: $700,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $627,596.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Casey, Technical Director
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Casey, Technical Director
Award Amount: $749,691.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Marcel Gaudreau, President
Award Amount: $0.00

PBO Films as Templates for Production of High Efficiency Nanoporous Composite Membranes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Paul Brown, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $99,721.00
Abstract:
65764 The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) will require 800 klystron modulators capable of providing 500 kV, 500 A pulses at 120 Hz. The losses and non-ideal pulse characteristics inherent in currently available pulse transformers are a significant impediment to high performance, highly… More

Variable Geometry High-Lift Airfoil for Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,451.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, DTI will leverage its expertise in electromechanics and aerodyamics to explore the concept of a continuously deformable Leading Edge ElectroMagnetic Airfoil(LEEMA).The airfoil, embedded in the rotor blade, will be deformed by coils andmagnets embedded in flexible and fixed… More

Multiplier Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffery A. Casey
Award Amount: $99,278.00
Abstract:
70617 The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) requires significant numbers of klystrons and pulsed power supplies for operation. However, the baseline klystron design requires pulsing at 500 kV, which leads to significant losses in the pulsed power supplies, losses that would represent… More

Inductive Modulator Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Casey
Award Amount: $99,773.00
Abstract:
70151 The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) will require over 800 pulse modulators to drive its radio frequency klystrons. Increased modulator efficiency will be critical to cost effective operation because each percentage of increased efficiency is worth millions of dollars in… More

Multiple Concentric High Voltage Cable

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Nick Reinhardt
Award Amount: $99,651.00
Abstract:
70736 The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) requires significant numbers of klystrons and pulsed power supplies for operation. The baseline klystron design requires pulsing at 500 kV, which leads to significant losses in the pulsed power supplies, representing $40 ¿ $100 million or… More

Advanced Power Distribution Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Sr. Electrical Engineer
Award Amount: $69,192.00
Abstract:
"Present circuit breakers, in conjunction with UPSs, decrease power reliability with respect to load faults. To eliminate this drawback, DTI will develop an advanced power-distribution system for shipboard use, with a nominal rating of 50 A in each circuit.The switching will be done by IGBTs, which… More

Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Paul Brown
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
65764 The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) will require 800 klystron modulators capable of providing 500 kV, 500 A pulses at 120 Hz. The losses and non-ideal pulse characteristics inherent in currently available pulse transformers are a significant impediment to high performance, highly… More

Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Paul Brown
Award Amount: $391,037.00
Abstract:
65764 The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) will require 800 klystron modulators capable of providing 500 kV, 500 A pulses at 120 Hz. The losses and non-ideal pulse characteristics inherent in currently available pulse transformers are a significant impediment to high performance, highly… More

Shipboard Power Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Senior Electrical Enginee
Award Amount: $98,557.00
Abstract:
"Legacy electronics require 400-Hz power, and need a frequency converter to operate with 60-Hz ship power. A converter is specifically needed for submarine weapon systems. This converter should produce low conducted and radiated emission, should besufficiently cooled, and should deliver a… More

Variable Geometry High-Lift Airfoil for Rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $729,969.00
Abstract:
DTI has developed an integral, variable geometry airfoil for helicopter rotors that will modify the leading edge camber, or droop, through a continuous change in airfoil contour during a revolution. In Phase I, DTI designed and prototyped several versionsof LEEMA (Leading Edge ElectroMagnetic… More

Multiple Concentric High Voltage Cable

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Nick Reinhardt
Award Amount: $498,854.00
Abstract:
70736S02-II The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) requires significant numbers of klystrons and pulsed power supplies for operation. The baseline klystron design requires pulsing at 500 kV, which leads to significant losses in the pulsed power supplies, representing $40 ¿ $100 million or… More

Multiplier Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Casey
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70617S02-II The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) requires significant numbers of klystrons and pulsed power supplies for operation. However, the baseline klystron design requires pulsing at 500 kV, which leads to significant losses in the pulsed power supplies, losses that would represent… More

Multiplier Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Casey
Award Amount: $749,169.00
Abstract:
70617S02-II The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) requires significant numbers of klystrons and pulsed power supplies for operation. However, the baseline klystron design requires pulsing at 500 kV, which leads to significant losses in the pulsed power supplies, losses that would represent… More

Inductive Modulator Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Casey
Award Amount: $749,147.00
Abstract:
70151S02-II The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) will require over 800 pulse modulators to drive its radio frequency klystrons. Increased modulator efficiency will be critical to cost effective operation because each percentage of increased efficiency is worth millions of dollars in… More

NLC Marx Bank Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Casey
Award Amount: $99,767.00
Abstract:
73028S03-I From hundreds to thousands of pulse modulators will be needed to service more than 3300 klystrons at the Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC). These klystrons require 500 kV pulses of approximately 265 A, with strict tolerances for flattop and pulse-to-pulse voltage variation. In… More

Wastewater Treatment by Pulsed Electric Field Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: EPA
Principal Investigator: Michael A. Kempkes
Award Amount: $99,092.00
Abstract:
Combined sewage outflows (CSOs) are a major contributor to water pollution in the United States. The impact of peak stormwater loads on sewage treatment plants leads to the discharge of significant amounts (1.26 billion gallons) of untreated sewage each year. The bacterial load represented by this… More

Hybrid Modulator Upgrade

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Casey
Award Amount: $99,455.00
Abstract:
72073S03-I Solid state modulators are achieving increased acceptance in many high voltage applications and systems, but size and cost reductions are required. A significant element of the size and cost of these systems is the external fault protection circuitry required to protect the solid state… More

Multiple Concentric High Voltage Cable

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Nick Reinhardt
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70736S02-II The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) requires significant numbers of klystrons and pulsed power supplies for operation. The baseline klystron design requires pulsing at 500 kV, which leads to significant losses in the pulsed power supplies, representing $40 ¿ $100 million or… More

Inductive Modulator Switch

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Casey
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70151S02-II The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) will require over 800 pulse modulators to drive its radio frequency klystrons. Increased modulator efficiency will be critical to cost effective operation because each percentage of increased efficiency is worth millions of dollars in… More

Non-Contact Propeller De-Icing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,919.00
Abstract:
Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) proposes to develop a reliable, non-contact, retrofittable de-icing power transfer technology to improve the propeller de-icing system for the E-2C, C-2, P-3 and C-130 turboprop aircraft. The proposed system willoperate efficiently with low noise and weight. … More

X-Band Radar Power Supply

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Casey, Technical Director
Award Amount: $69,977.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, Diversified Technologies, Inc. I proposes to design and demonstrate a new flexible, modular multi-phase buck regulator power supply for use in phased array radars. The proposed design is substantially more efficient and reliable than either thetransformer-coupled DC-DC converters or… More

400 Hz Power Converter for Submarines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Roth, Ian, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Since the adoption of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) electronics in military systems, most new ship electronics operate at 60 Hz in common with commercial equipment. Navy systems such as the Tomahawk cruise missile and the ADCAP Mark 48 torpedo, stilloperate at 400 Hz. These weapons systems could… More

400 Hz Power Converter for Submarines

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Roth, Ian, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $599,536.00
Abstract:
Since the adoption of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) electronics in military systems, most new ship electronics operate at 60 Hz in common with commercial equipment. Navy systems such as the Tomahawk cruise missile and the ADCAP Mark 48 torpedo, stilloperate at 400 Hz. These weapons systems could… More

NLC Marx Bank Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffery A. Casey, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,632.00
Abstract:
73028-The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) will require high voltage pulse modulators to drive thousands of NLC klystrons at 500 kV, 265 A each. The cost of building and operating these systems represents a substantial segment of the overall NLC cost. In order to reduce the capital,… More

Hybrid Modulator Upgrade

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffery A. Casey, Dr.
Award Amount: $465,889.00
Abstract:
72073-The Next Generation Linear Collider (NLC) will require approximately 2200 high voltage pulse modulators to drive 4400 NLC klystrons at 500 kV, 265 A each. The cost and efficiency of these modulators represents a substantial portion of the cost of building and operating the NLC. As part of… More

Reentrant 500 k V Connection for Inverted Sheet Beam Klystron

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Richard Torti, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,468.00
Abstract:
75414-The klystron group at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is developing a gridded, sheet beam klystron that produces fast rise and fall time 400 ns RF pulses. The geometry of the present design encloses the klystron gun and the tube vacuum in a very large and expensive ceramic enclosure… More

New Concepts for Pulse Power Modulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Casey, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
78341S The international science community recently selected a superconducting approach for the next generation electron-positron collider. This machine will require nearly 600 high voltage modulators and power supplies, capable of driving the accelerator's L-band klystrons. The cost of these… More

Modular Multipurpose RF Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ian S. Roth, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,535.00
Abstract:
79505S The Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) needs a number of radio frequency (RF) amplifiers at a range of frequencies. This project will develop a modular, VED (Vacuum Electronic Device) based, RF amplifier for the RIA and commercial RF power applications, based on commercially available VEDs and… More

Macro-Fiber-Composite Power Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $119,640.00
Abstract:
Macro-Fiber Composite (MFC) actuators, developed by NASA Langley Research Center, represent an enabling technology capable of meeting the ever increasing performance requirements for highly maneuverable, agile, and survivable rotorcraft. With these piezoelectric actuators, the shape of airfoils can… More

Modular Multipurpose RF Amplifier

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ian S. Roth, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,747.00
Abstract:
Both existing and planned accelerators, synchrotrons, and light sources need radio frequency (RF) amplifiers at a range of frequencies. Typically, each amplifier is built to a unique design, potentially by multiple vendors, resulting in high acquisition costs, and complex operations and maintenance… More

New Concepts for Pulse Power Modulators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Casey, Dr.
Award Amount: $700,000.00
Abstract:
The international science community recently selected a superconducting approach for the next generation electron-positron collider. This machine will require nearly 600 high voltage modulators and power supplies, capable of driving the accelerator's L-band klystrons. The cost of these modulators… More

Macro-Fiber-Composite Power Module

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $723,225.00
Abstract:
Micro-Fiber Composite (MFC) actuators, developed by NASA Langley Research Center, represent an enabling technology capable of meeting the ever increasing performance requirements for highly maneuverable, agile, and survivable rotorcraft. With these piezoelectric actuators, the shape of airfoils can… More

Innovative Aircraft Landing Aid Transmission Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Paul Brown, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $79,810.00
Abstract:
The Phase I SBIR effort will focus on identifying and implementing the optimal approach to a retrofit of the AN/SPN-41 aircraft landing aid transmitter with a modern, solid-state modulator . The purpose of the retrofit is to increase the reliability, maintainability, and supportability of the… More

Increased PRF for Pulsed Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Floyd Arntz, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,637.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR, DTI will develop and demonstrate solid-state Marx pulse generator technology supporting a compact microwave source with voltages up to 500 kV into 40 Ohms, 10 ns risetimes, and PRFs up to 1 kHz. Our proposed Phase I activity includes the development of a high performance, compact… More

Fast Kicker Driver for International Linear Collider Damping Rings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Floyd O. Arntz, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,653.00
Abstract:
The cost of ¿damping rings,¿ to be used in the International Linear Collider (ILC), strongly depends on the speed of the kicker drivers. Solid-state technology is now at a point where it is fast enough to meet the demanding requirements of kicker drivers, including those for the ILC. This… More

Single Cavity Amplifier for the International Linear Collider

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John Kinross-Wright, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,027.00
Abstract:
The International Linear Collider (ILC) will be the largest and most expensive accelerator ever built. Its radio frequency (RF) subsystems, which encompass a large amount of equipment (from external grid power to the delivery of RF to each of the 20,000 accelerating cavities), represent one of the… More

Optimized Pulsed Power Systems for Large Physics Experiments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Jeffrey A. Casey, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,471.00
Abstract:
The International Linear Collider (ILC), a facility important to DOE high-energy-physics research, will require power systems for hundreds of L-band klystrons. Reliable operation of the ILC will require superlative reliability from these power systems, and budgetary constraints will require the… More

Affordable Pulse-Power Module for Nonthermal Ignition and Plasma Surface Modification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,243.00
Abstract:
The Air Force Research Laboratory needs new technology to reignite conventional and future scramjet engines at high altitudes where the air density is low. Otherwise, in the event of an engine flame-out, the jet must descend to low altitude in order to reignite. The problem exists because… More

High Efficiency Multi-Mode Power Processing Units for Hall Effect Thrusters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,878.00
Abstract:
The Department of Defense and NASA are developing electric thrusters having high specific impulse for satellite station keeping and long deep space flights. Light weight, spaceflight-capable power supplies are needed for these thrusters, but their development has lagged. The challenge is that the… More

Solid-State, High-Frequency, Three-Phase Cycloconverter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,304.00
Abstract:
In Phase I of this SBIR, Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) proposes to design and demonstrate a solid state switch capable of scaling to meet the Navy's preliminary requirements for a coil gun or magnetic launcher that converts electrical energy into the kinetic energy to launch a projectile.… More

High Power Density Power Electronic Devices and Components

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $68,344.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR, DTI proposes to extend its existing high voltage switching technology to develop the high voltage and high power switches required for high frequency, multi-MW power conversion, based on currently available and deployable Si devices - enabling the use of switching power supply… More

Innovative Aircraft Landing Aid Transmission Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neal Butler, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $735,402.00
Abstract:
In Phase II of this SBIR, DTI will design, build, and test three complete transmitter assemblies for the AN/SPN-41 Landing Aid Radar. The first, an Engineering Development Model (EDM) will be designed to the requirements defined with the Navy in Phase II, and provided to the Navy for testing and… More

Increased PRF for Pulsed Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Floyd Arntz, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $365,243.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR, Diversified Technologies, Inc. will develop and demonstrate solid-state Marx pulse generator technology supporting a compact microwave source with voltages up to 500 kV into 40 Ohms, 100 ns rise and fall times, and pulse repetition frequencies up to 25 Hertz. Our proposed Phase II… More

Fast Kicker Driver for International Linear Collider Damping Rings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Floyd O. Arntz, Dr
Award Amount: $699,877.00
Abstract:
The very demanding requirements of the International Linear Collider (ILC) will require the development of solid-state kicker drivers. The ILC will use ¿damping rings,¿ and the cost of each damping ring will depend strongly on the speed of these kickers. This project will investigate two… More

Single Cavity Amplifier for the International Linear Collider

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John Kinross-Wright, Mr
Award Amount: $699,792.00
Abstract:
The International Linear Collider (ILC) will be the largest and most expensive accelerator built to date. Its radio frequency (RF) subsystems ¿ which encompass all of the equipment from external grid power to the delivery of RF power to each of the 20,000 accelerating cavities ¿ are currently… More

Non-Lethal Swimmer Deterrent

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Nick Reinhardt, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,854.00
Abstract:
A non-lethal but effective electrical swimmer barrier is proposed that will take advantage of ocean oil-barrier deployment technology, the conductive properties of near-coast waters, and the physiological sensitivities of human swimmers to electrical shocks. Experimental validation will be made of… More

High Efficiency and High Power Quality Electrical Power Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Neal Butler, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,936.00
Abstract:
Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) has been a pioneer in the development and deployment of high voltage DC power supplies and pulsed power systems based on series and parallel combinations of conventional silicon based devices, such as IGBTs. In this SBIR, DTI proposes to apply and extend its… More

Solid-State, High-Frequency, Three-Phase Cycloconverter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $396,277.00
Abstract:
In this SBIR, Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) proposes to design and demonstrate scalable solid state switches to meet the Navy's requirements for electromagnetic launchers that convert electrical energy into kinetic energy. One approximate requirement for kinetic ordinance is to accelerate a… More

Affordable Pulse-Power Module for Nonthermal Ignition and Plasma Surface Modification

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $749,523.00
Abstract:
To improve jet-engine combustion, we chose a saturable-reactor design for driving a plasma discharge igniter. A major advantage of this architecture is that it is invulnerable to damage by arcs. In Phase I we demonstrated a risetime of 10 ns at 23 kV into a 50 ohm load. We believe that in Phase II… More

Modulator for Short Pulse Switching

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
A fast-pulse modulator ¿ such as the 300 kV, 300 A, 1.3 µs modulator for Argonne National Laboratory¿s Short Pulse X-Ray Project, a DOE accelerator facility ¿ performs best when the speed of the current rise-time into the load (the modulator¿s dI/dt) is highest. In modern solid-state… More

Power Supply for Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John Kinross-Wright, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,807.00
Abstract:
Tokamak fusion reactors require highly reliable auxiliary heating systems that are efficient and easy to maintain, in order to provide maximum reactor availability at the lowest operating cost. The existing transmitter design, used in virtually all of the major fusion experiments in the U.S. in the… More

Detection and Mitigation of Electrical Faults in Medium Voltage DC (MVDC) Architectures

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $69,834.00
Abstract:
In this effort, DTI will refine the specification and scope of a DC breaker development, and prepare for the Phase II effort, which will comprise fabrication and delivery of an engineering development model for evaluation by US Navy laboratories. We anticipate that the value of such a solid-state… More

Power Supply for Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John Kinross-Wright, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,311.00
Abstract:
The latest generation of fusion experiments has stretched Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating (ICRH) transmitters to their limits, in terms of reliably delivering multi-megawatts of RF power, because the transmitter design is based on 1970s vintage technology. An opportunity exists for advancing this… More

Advanced Dielectric Insulation Techniques for High Voltage Pulsed Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Nick Reinhardt, Senior Engineer
Award Amount: $99,529.00
Abstract:
High voltage systems require extreme levels of insulation - to prevent arcing and corona. Therefore, reliable high voltage design typically requires large containers to provide room for such insulator interfaces. Our proposal is to "bring in the walls" by designing a conformal blanket of laminated… More

High Efficiency Multi-Mode Power Processing Units for Hall Effect Thrusters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Principal Engineer – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $744,494.00
Abstract:
The Department of Defense and NASA are developing high power electric thrusters having high specific impulse for satellite station keeping and long, deep space flights. Light weight, spaceflight-capable power supplies are needed for these thrusters, but their development has lagged. The challenges… More

Over the Horizon Refueling (OTH)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Principal Engineer
Award Amount: $69,141.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, DTI will examine methods of increasing tanker stand-off to a distance of 25 miles from shore, and beyond. DTI will evaluate and design the power, communications, and deployment systems required to field a distributed-pump solution; and investigate the alternative of simply increasing the… More

Components for Heating and Fueling of Fusion Plasmas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ken Schrock, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,322.00
Abstract:
Next generation fusion facilities will require megawatts of RF power. Gyrotrons and other vacuum tube RF amplifiers will require reliable, cost effective, and very high performance power systems. These power systems must tightly regulate ten

Solid State Pulsed Power System for a Stripline Kicker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Floyd Arntz, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,007.00
Abstract:
As the capability and power of accelerators has grown, the demands on kickers (deflectors called

Fast Beam Switching Kicker for Electron Beam Cooling

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John Kinross-Wright, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,641.00
Abstract:
DOE scientists are designing a future electron-ion collider particle accelerator to study details of the nucleus and the strong nuclear force. This field of investigation has renewed importance as worldwide interest in safe nuclear power revives. This accelerator complex will be relatively compact… More

Drying Enhancement Through PEF Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,688.00
Abstract:
Biomass used for the production of ethanol and other biofuels is processed in biorefineries operating year-round. However, the biomass is typically harvested in a short timeframe, so must be dried sufficiently for storage. Current methods of drying biomass, such as mechanical presses and propane… More

Marx Modulator Optimization for Advanced Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rosa Ciprian, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,038.00
Abstract:
High power RF sources for future linear colliders will require pulse modulators that must meet challenging requirements for pulse rise time, flatness, and repeatability and system efficiency. There is not, however, a fully optimized, affordable modulator design capable of meeting these requirements… More

SBIR Phase I:Application of Pulsed Electric Fields to the Extraction of Oil From Algae

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, PhD
Award Amount: $148,091.00
Abstract:
This SBIR Phase I project will develop a device for pretreatment of algal cells with a pulsed electric field to facilitate oil extraction. The innovation is the optimization of a pulsed electric field to an algal culture. The main activities of the Phase 1 project will be to develop the pulsed… More

Robust High Average Power Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Dr.
Award Amount: $99,498.00
Abstract:
The modulators for the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the highest-average-power modulators in the world. These modulators are not yet reliable, despite ten years of development. There are failures in the switching transistors of the high-power inverters and in the… More

Components for Heating and Fueling of Fusion Plasmas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ken Schrock, Mr.
Award Amount: $996,130.00
Abstract:
Next generation fusion facilities will require many megawatts of RF power from dozens of gyrotrons. Conventional DC power systems, built from WWII era components, have provided the typical approach to powering high-power RF vacuum devices for the last 50 years. Typically, they suffer from… More

Marx Modulator Optimization for Advanced Accelerators

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Rosa Ciprian, Dr.
Award Amount: $994,133.00
Abstract:
The next generation of particle accelerators will require large numbers of RF cavities, producing field gradients undreamt of a dozen years ago. The next frontier is high energy, short pulse modulators, continuing the technical thrust begun under recent colliders and numerous X-Band accelerator… More

Robust High Average Power Modulator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Ian Roth, Dr.
Award Amount: $992,295.00
Abstract:
Some DOE modulators have been under development for a decade, but do not yet meet the specifications for voltage, droop, or pulse width. A fundamental design limitation is that the inverters switch the full current 30 times during each pulse, requiring large and expensive switching transistors. A… More

Solid State Pulsed Power System for a Stripline Kicker

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Floyd Arntz, Dr.
Award Amount: $994,464.00
Abstract:
The DOE is looking for a solid-state pulser suitable for driving a 50 , 2 meter long stripline TEM deflector with 10-15 kV, 10 nanosecond flattop pulses at 100 kHz PRF, with 10-3stability (repeatability), and sub-100-picosecond jitter. This is a critical requirement for particle accelerator labs… More

Radiation-Resistant, High-Efficiency Direct Current-Direct Current (DC-DC) Converters For Spacecraft Loads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Neal Butler, Chief Scientist – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $95,980.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Delivery of power to satellite subsystems requires efficient DC-DC down converters that can support multiple spacecraft loads at very low output voltages. The converters must be tolerant to radiation, support loads of 25 watts or more, utilize a minimum amount of power during the… More

Innovative materials/manufacturing for a prototype 600-1000VDC DC/DC Converter for Shipboard Radar

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Neal Butler, Chief Scientist – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $79,644.00
Abstract:
The limiting technology for solid-state phased-array radars has been the RF transmit/receive (T/R) modules. As these become mature, a critical supporting technology is the power supply. Subarrays of T/R modules require a power supply that converts an unregulated DC input at 650 V to 28 V with a peak… More

Integrated blade tip lighting system for rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Principal Engineer – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $99,482.00
Abstract:
Aircraft have a variety of lights for collision avoidance and craft-orientation signaling. Rotorcraft are typically affixed with navigation lights on (or near) their main body. This reduces observable distance, and invites obstruction by the body and/or externally-mounted equipment. One obvious… More

High Efficiency and High Power Quality Electrical Power Conversion

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Principal Engineer – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $996,706.00
Abstract:
The goal of the Navy Linear Induction Motor (LIM) launcher is to demonstrate the launching of projectiles to high speeds via an electromagnetic induction process. One program objective is to achieve launch velocities of 1000 m/s in gun lengths up to 10 m, with projectiles of density of 4 to 5 gm/cc… More

Integrated Resonant Cavity Combined Solid-State Transmitter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: John Kinross-Wright, Dr. – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $148,093.00
Abstract:
Very high power transistorized RF amplifiers are promising for future DOE accelerators including Project X and others, but the complexity and cost must be reduced. The concept under investigation is effectively scalable to megawatt power levels. A novel solid-state amplifier based on an integrated… More

High-Energy-Density Storage Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Dr. – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $149,353.00
Abstract:
Pulsed Power delivery has been an ongoing development area for DOE for a number of years, since the klystron modulators represent a substantial segment of the budget for any new accelerator, synchrotron, or light source. DTI has been at the forefront of this development, and has fielded hundreds of… More

Advanced Medium-Voltage, High-Power Charging Converter for Pulsed Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Robert Phillips, Senior Engineer – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $149,825.00
Abstract:
Commercially available capacitor-charging supplies have power densities in the range of 200-300 kJ/s/m3, and are typically rated for a 30 kW average charging rate or less. Over 200 of these units would be needed to charge a 50 MJ bank in eight seconds, and would occupy a total volume of over 20… More

Innovative Aircraft Landing Aid Transmission Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Neal Butler, Chief Scientist – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $647,688.00
Abstract:
Carrier landings are among the most difficult aviation procedures for a military pilot. Accomplishing these landings at night or in bad weather requires the most reliable navigation systems available. The AN/SPN-41 transmitting set, which assists pilots in their final approach to a carrier landing,… More

Integrated blade tip lighting system for rotorcraft

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: David Fink, Senior Engineer – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $496,725.00
Abstract:
The purpose of the system under design is to increase airframe visibility and increase crew safety by allowing pilots to activate any of three rotor-lighting modes: the"navigation"mode produces two arcs of red and green light on the port and starboard sides of the rotor, respectively;… More

High Power Igniter for Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Gerard Priore, Dr.
Award Amount: $149,821.00
Abstract:
Lean-burn engines have the potential to provide more efficient and cleaner operation. However, extremely lean mixtures are more difficult to ignite than the near-stoichiometric mixtures used in todays combustion engines. Reliably igniting extremely lean fuel-air mixtures requires more energy be… More

DYNAMIC TUNER FOR NARROW-BAND VLF SUBMARINE COMMUNICATION TRANSMITTING SYSTEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Fred Niell, Principal Engineer – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $149,608.00
Abstract:
DTI proposes to investigate several potential approaches to dynamic tuning to down-select to an optimal solution, based on cost, technical robustness, and serviceability, from which to build and test a dynamic tuning system for use at one or more U.S. Navy VLF station(s). DTI will explore each of… More

High Power Solid State Amplifiers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Fred Niell, PI – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $79,918.00
Abstract:
Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) proposes to design and build an advanced, pulsed solid-state transmitter capable of replacing legacy klystron amplifiers in Navy radars. The new transmitter will integrate commercially available semiconductors into a novel DTI combiner architecture, and will… More

Very Low Frequency Receiver front end with high sensitivity and frequency selectivity

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Neal Butler, Chief Scientist – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $145,360.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) will design a high performance, low noise analog portion of the VLF receiver front end, optimized for 15 to 60 kHz operation. DTI will integrate the analog front end with a commercial 24 bit oversampled analog-to-digital converter with an output data… More

Advanced Medium-Voltage, High-Power Charging Converter for Pulsed Power Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Robert Phillips, Principal Engineer – (781) 275-9444
Award Amount: $749,676.00
Abstract:
In Phase I of this SBIR, Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) developed a design for a compact, rugged, capacitor-charging converter for the Navy Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG) program. Evaluation and testing of critical design elements were completed, and prototype subassemblies are planned under… More