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Low Cost High Thermal Conductivity Packaging for SiC Based Motor Drive Designs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70100
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-095-1303
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Low Cost High Thermal Conductivity Packaging for SiC Based Motor Drive Designs
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-04-M-0148
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate design and development of SiC based high temperature motor drives. Converter circuit design will be conducted by Rockwell Scientific, to provide high torque output. Innovative high temperature packaging will be developed incorporating high conductivity baseplates composed of ultra high conductivity diamond particles dispersed in a high conductivity metal matrixes known as DiMet materials, integrated with an Aluminum nitride electrical isolation layer to produce the highest conductivity isotropic composite baseplates available today which have high temperature operation capability for SiC packaging. By tailoring the volume loading of diamond in the DiMet, the thermal expansion of the baseplate will be matched with SiC to minimize high temperature thermal mismatch strains. The SiC devices will be directly joined to the baseplate using Transient liquid Phase (TLP) bonding and encapsulated with AlN for high temperature operation. Some limited device testing will be conducted. The tremendous commercial potential of this product is for broad use as a thermal management material in power electronics for SiC, GaAs and Si based devices.

Principal Investigator:

Sion Pickard
Senior Scientist
5205741980
mercorp@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Raouf Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (MER) CORP.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No