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Smart Adaptive Power Converter Control

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Mide Technology Corporation
200 Boston Avenue Suite 1000 Medford, MA 02155-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Smart Adaptive Power Converter Control
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-02-C-0211
Award Amount: $649,540.00


"Mide is proposing to develop an adaptive mixed-signal controller for DC-DC converters. The controller will use adaptive control algorithms to enhance total system performance of switching DC-DC converters. The innovative concepts include: 1) digitalimplementation of feedback and feedforward power controllers for high frequency switching amplifiers, permitting load dependent tuning of controller operation 2) extension of synchronous rectifier concepts to allow power MOSFETs to achieve wider range ofterminal characteristics to assist in converter adaptation 3) investigation of variable power reactances for converter adaptation. Phase II will generate designs and validate these designs using breadboarded hardware. The adaptive controller will use ahigh power-density state-of-the-art DC-DC converter as baseline. This converter design will be examined to identify modifications needed to space qualify the design. Phase II will perform risk-buy-down elements of the space qualification test program andit will also design a mixed signal ASIC."

Principal Investigator:

Mauritz van Schalkwyk
Sensior Electrical Engine

Business Contact:

Marthinus van Schoor
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mide Technology Corp.
200 Boston Ave., Suite 2500 Medford, MA 02155

EIN/Tax ID: 043066318
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No