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High-Speed High-Temperature Silicon Carbide Motor Drive Inverter for Hybrid…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
52814
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A002-0349
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY, INC.
1745A West Nursery Rd MS4018 Li, MD -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: High-Speed High-Temperature Silicon Carbide Motor Drive Inverter for Hybrid Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: DAAE07-02-C-L024
Award Amount: $729,969.00
 

Abstract:

Construction of a state-of-the-art hybrid vehicle propulsion motor drive including dynamometer and instrumentation for performance measurement is in progress for Phase I. Baseline performance using a silicon semiconductor based inverter and high-speedinduction motor will be established. Phase I will conclude with the preliminary design of a silicon-carbide semiconductor based inverter to be used in Phase II performance testing. A test plan will be derived for full performance testing of the SiC motordrive, including temperature and switching frequency variations.A SiC power device type and source has been selected for Phase II and device characterization will be done early in Phase II. A semiconductor packaging-house has been contacted and packaging options are being considered. The motor drive constructed inPhase I will be equipped with a SiC inverter with an appropriate thermal management system for exploring temperature effects. Testing will include a range of switching frequencies so the results can be projected to various applications. Conclusions as tothe benefits of SiC based motor drive in hybrid vehicle applications will be established.

Principal Investigator:

William Hall
Staff Engineer
4106948054
hallw@satc.com

Business Contact:

L. Lesster
General Manager
6173490927
lesster@satc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Satcon Technology Corp.
161 First Street Cambridge, MA 02142

EIN/Tax ID: 042857552
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No