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SiC Switch for Laser Power Modules

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
78247
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-D03-4067
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc.
43670 Trade Center Place, Suite 155 Dulles, VA 20166-2123
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: SiC Switch for Laser Power Modules
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00164-08-C-WR08
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

The stringent power quality, size weight and volume requirements for operating high power lasers require the development of revolutionary new semiconductor switch technology. The challenging specifications (>20 kHz, >4.5 kV) demanded by these applications are enabled by fully exploiting the superior electrical and thermal properties of the emerging power semiconductor material of choice: Silicon Carbide. In the Phase I, an innovative SiC device invented recently - the SuperJFET, was found to offer the best solution. Extensive analytical and 2D device simulations were conducted to accurately model SiC SuperJFET devices and its performance was verified. Test structures were fabricated to demonstrate critical fabrication steps that enable the realization of high performance SiC devices. Fully isolated power modules were designed and fabricated that allows reliable packaging and testing of SiC devices. In this Phase II SBIR program, five batches of SiC SuperJFET devices will be designed and fabricated with successively increasing power levels to meet the program objectives. A high volume Silicon Carbide foundry will allow economical production of SuperJFET devices for successful commercialization with DoD high power Laser specialists Boeing and Northrop Grumman. A comprehensive military standards test plan will be implemented to enable a successful insertion into laser weapons.

Principal Investigator:

Ranbir Singh
President
5712657535
ranbir.singh@genesicsemi.com

Business Contact:

Ranbir Singh
President
5712657535
ranbir.singh@genesicsemi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

GENESIC SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
25050 Riding Plaza Suite 130-801 South Riding, VA 20152

EIN/Tax ID: 201151855
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No