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Cryogenic Power Electronics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
76481
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-EP4-4015
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: 2006
Title: Cryogenic Power Electronics
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-06-C-0135
Award Amount: $400,000.00
 

Abstract:

The advent of second-generation high-temperature superconductors will have a dramatic effect on power systems and weapons systems for the military. The increased need for power density and close integration of power subsystems associated with superconductive devices and cables leads one to consider the merits of refrigerating the attached power electronics down to cryogenic temperatures (65 to 77 K), temperatures which are required to operate second generation superconductors. The most comprehensive study on the topic was a DARPA-funded investigation by General Atomics, MTECH Labs, and Oak Ridge National Lab, which examined three separate power systems for reduced temperature operation. The results indicate that significant savings in size, weight and efficiency can be realized following this approach. The goal of the proposed Phase II program is to demonstrate a prototype cryogenic three-phase PCM-2 inverter sub-module. The demo will serve as a model to compare cryogenic hardware with conventional IPS systems currently being developed by the Navy.

Principal Investigator:

Michael J. Hennessy
President
5188856436
mjhennessy@mtechlabs.com

Business Contact:

William J. Wilson
Business Manager
5188856436
wjw@mtechlabs.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