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High-Voltage Cryo-Power Inverter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
63953
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0208
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MTECH Laboratories, LLC
831 Rte. 67, Bldg. 45C Ballston Spa, NY 12020-0227
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: High-Voltage Cryo-Power Inverter
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N0017302C2051
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Progress in power electronics has been slow and steady over the years, driven primarily by advances in power semiconductors. An innovative method of enhancing power electronics is proposed whereby cryogenic cooling is employed to improve (1) currentcarrying capacity, (2) device speed, and (3) component reliability. This combination leads to a family of compact, highly efficient, reliable devices for power applications targeted for the twenty-first century agile power technologies. In Phase I, anumber of components and subassemblies were tested and measured. The test results of indicate that cryo-power modules are feasible. Two series of cryo-power modules (1 Megawatt and 100 kilowatt) are proposed in Phase II. The modules proposed containfull bridge topologies which can be adapted to a variety of products, including high voltage inverters, switches, power conditioners, and power amplifiers. The cryo-power modules naturally interface to existing low-temperature devices such assuperconducting motors, transmission lines, and magnets, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) instrumentation, and cellular-phone tower transmitters. Stand-alone applications envisioned include large-scale fuel cell and photovoltaic DC to AC conversion,switching networks, variable frequency drives and semiconductor-based transformers.

Principal Investigator:

Otward Mueller
Senior Engineer
5183996516
LTEMueller@aol.com

Business Contact:

Michael Hennessy
President
5188850416
MJHennessy45@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MTECH LABORATORIES LLC
9 Patroon Place Ballston Lake, NY 12019

EIN/Tax ID: 141832587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No