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Optimized Power Conversion at Reduced Temperatures

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68874
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
04ST1-0010
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Optimized Power Conversion at Reduced Temperatures
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R298
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

Proposed is a novel development program that will lead to an ultra-efficient cryogenic motor controller operating at temperatures above 60K. The motor controller is intended to demonstrate a significant reduction in losses, compared to its room-temperature counterparts. Cryogenic motor controllers are targeted to be used in large-scale DOD power conversion systems incorporating second generation HTS conductors In Phase I, a fully integrated motor controller demo will be designed, utilizing the latest semiconductor power devices. The demonstration unit, which can be easily scaled up to megawatt power levels, will be fabricated and tested in Phase II. MTECH is constantly expanding its extensive database of cryogenically qualified semiconductors and electronic components, which will be available to the program. Oak Ridge National Laboratory will assist MTECH in the design, integration, and test of the power systems, cryogenics, and HTS busswork, and in the power lead design.

Principal Investigator:

Michael J. Hennessy
President
5188856436
mjhennessy45@aol.com

Business Contact:

Eduard K. Mueller
Staff Physicist
5188856436
ekmueller30@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MTECH LABORATORIES LLC
831 Rte. 67, Bldg. 45C, P.O. Box 227 Ballston Spa, NY 12020

EIN/Tax ID: 141832587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Oak Ridge National Lab
P.O. Box 2009, MS8071
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Contact: Michael J. Gouge
Contact Phone: (865) 576-4467
RI Type: Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)