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A Robust Modular IGBT Power Supply for Innovative Confinement Concepts

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94443
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
91504
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
119 West Denny Way Suite 210 Seattle, WA 98119-4205
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: A Robust Modular IGBT Power Supply for Innovative Confinement Concepts
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85336
Award Amount: $99,787.00
 

Abstract:

Among current challenges in fusion science is the ability to generate increased power levels at a reasonable cost for pulsed magnets, arc plasma sources, radio frequency (RF) heating, and current drive schemes, using current generation solid state devices. However, power supplies based on continuous wave (CW) tubes are typically large and expensive, making them prohibitive for smaller experimental facilities or not cost effective when only pulsed input power is required. Next generation solid state power supplies could allow for multiple applications with a single well-developed module that could be configured in many ways. Therefore, this project will develop, build, and test a modular solid state power supply based on Insulate Gate Bi-polar Transistor (IGBT) technologies, which have seen dramatic increases in operational parameters in the last five years. Phase I will produce a power supply prototype design that will be tested on the high power Rotating Magnetic Field (RMF) for the Translation Confinement and Sustainment Upgrade (TCSU) device at the Redmond Plasma Physics Laboratory, providing a proof of principle for IGBT based power supplies. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee A low-cost, highly-configurable, high-current, high-voltage solid state pulsed power supply would be beneficial to such fusion science applications as wave heating schemes, current drive, plasma arc sources, and ignitron replacements. Other areas of interest would include pulsed power supplies for linear accelerators, in-space electric thrusters, and semiconductor fabrication applications

Principal Investigator:

Timothy Ziemba
Dr.
2067803667
ziemba@eagleharbortech.com

Business Contact:

Timothy Ziemba
Dr.
2067803667
ziemba@eagleharbortech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Eagle Harbor Technologies, Inc.
Suite D3 #179 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

EIN/Tax ID: 204849242
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No