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Compact High Power Microwave Payloads

Award Information

Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Loki, Incorporated
12596 Whipporwill Rd Rolla, MO 65401-7400
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Compact High Power Microwave Payloads
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0006-09-C-7173
Award Amount: $100,000.00


The objective of the proposed research and development work is to create new types of compact, autonomous explosive-driven high-power microwave (HPM) systems based on the magnetic flux compression generator (FCG). There will be no moving parts (to include armatures) in these devices; the systems will be completely solid-state units. They will include all components necessary for operation: a compact explosive-driven ferromagnetic generator (FMG) as a seed source, a compact solid-state FCG as a pulsed power amplifier, a compact high-voltage spiral vector inversion generator (VIG) and/or a compact high-voltage Tesla transformer as a power-conditioning stage. These solid-state FCG-based pulsed power systems will be capable of providing the high-power high-voltage pulses for powering HPM sources (i.e., magnetrons, light-weight MILOs, etc.). The systems will be capable of surviving high g-force launches and will generate minimal debris upon firing. The diameter of the systems will be less than 7.5 cm and their lengths will be less than or equal to 40 cm. The systems are to be used to construct compact pulsed power devices for HPM Payloads for small rockets and/or Multiple Kill Vehicles, as requested by topic MDA08-047, Compact High Power Microwave Payloads, contained in the Department of Defense 20008.3 SBIR Solicitation. This autonomous system will be simple, reliable in operation, inexpensive and easily produced.

Principal Investigator:

Sergey Shkuratov
Chief Scientist

Business Contact:

Jason Baird
Small Business Information at Submission:

12596 Whipporwill Rd Rolla, MO 65401

EIN/Tax ID: 431850896
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No