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Megawatt Digital Generator Control Unit (MDGCU) for Directed Energy Weapon…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2005 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Innovative Power Solutions, LLC
373 South Street Eatontown, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Megawatt Digital Generator Control Unit (MDGCU) for Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-C-2537
Award Amount: $749,427.00


Directed Energy weapon systems are being developed for both ground and airborne applications. Typically, they consist of microwave or laser powered guns. Both the microwave application and the diode based laser applications require significant amount of power. Application of power is a transient phenomenon that takes time and its effects ripple through the whole system. In this case, the large applied power, which is required for a short duration, can have a more significant effect on the system. There are four entities that interact affecting the performance of the control system: Controls, Power Generation, Propulsion and Load IPS is proposing to explore the interaction between these systems and provide an optimal solution for controlling this class of Megawatt generators. IPS is proposing to use PC Krause as their consultants who will help with system modeling so that realistic results will be attained. IPS is currently under contract on an SBIR Phase II (AF01-178) to develop a 1 MW intermittent power generator. To test this generator once it is built, a regulator, will be required. Because of the reasons described above, exploring the difficulties and identifying solutions now, are imperative to successful system testing in the near future.

Principal Investigator:

Lev Sorkin
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

William Schatzow
Operations Manager
Small Business Information at Submission:

22 Meridian Road, Suite 7 Eatontown, NJ 07724

EIN/Tax ID: 223642857
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No