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LOW COST MINIATURE DC-DC CONVERTER

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
6306
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6306
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quantic Industries, Inc.
990 Commercial Street San Carlos, CA 94070
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: LOW COST MINIATURE DC-DC CONVERTER
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $303,799.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP AND BUILD PROTOTYPE MODELS OF A DC-DC VOLTAGE CONVERTER CAPABLE OF CHARGING A FIRING CAPACITOR FOR AN EXPLODING FOIL INITIATOR (EFI) FUZE. THE CONVERTER WILL OCCUPY LESS THAN 0.4 CUBIC INCH OF SPACE. PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS WILL EMPHASIZE RAPID CHARGE AND HIGH EFFICIENCY AS WELL AS LOW-COST PRODUCIBILITY. QUANTIC INDUSTRIES, INC. HAS ALREADY BUILT, ON INTERNAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUNDING, A MODEL THAT MEETS MOST OF THE REQUIREMENTS DESCRIBED IN A87-61. CONTINUED WORK IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ASSURE HIGH RELIABILITY AND LOW MANUFACTURING COSTS. THIS PROJECT WOULD MODIFY THE EXISTING DESIGN TO MEET THE PRECISE REQUIREMENTS, AND THEN BUILD AND DELIVER PROTOTYPE MODELS FOR HDL EVALUATION AND TEST. IN ADDITION, A PAPER DESIGN THAT USES THE MAXIMUM LEVEL OF CIRCUIT COMPONENT INTEGRATION AND SEMI-AUTOMATED PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES TO MINIMIZE PRODUCTION COSTS WILL BE SUBMITTED. WHEN A COMPACT, LOW-COST DC-DC CONVERTER IS AVAILABLE, ALL-ELECTRONIC PROJECTILE FUZES ARE FEASIBLE. THESE EFI-BASED FUZES PROMISE TO IMPROVE SAFETY, INCREASE RELIABILITY, AND REDUCE COST AS COMPARED TO CURRENT MECHANICAL DEVICES.

Principal Investigator:

William Marshall
4155951100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quantic Industries Inc.
990 Commercial St San Carlos, CA 94070

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