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Hollow-Cathode Capillary-Discharge Pseudospark Pulsed Power Units For Integrated

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
66824
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O031-0251
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Starfire Industries LLC
2109 South Oak Street, Suite 100 Urbana, IL 61820-0914
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Hollow-Cathode Capillary-Discharge Pseudospark Pulsed Power Units For Integrated
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: F04611-03-M-3045
Award Amount: $99,701.00
 

Abstract:

The micronization of spacecraft and satellite propulsion systems (size, weight, and power) will require an equivalent reduction in pulsed power unit (PPU) support hardware. There are scaling limitations in current solid-state PPUs in terms of sourcecurrent and response time. Recent advances in pseudospark technology show promise for miniaturization. Starfire Industries envisions shrinking the PPU onto a semiconductor chip with MEMS-scale components and integrating with a plasma pseudospark switchfor high-current fast-rise pulsed power for defense applications and plasma propulsion.This SBIR program will investigate the capabilites of a MEMS-scale PPU and integration with other satellite components

Principal Investigator:

Brian E. Jurczyk
Principle Investigator
7089556691
bjurczyk@starfireindustries.com

Business Contact:

Brian E. Jurczyk
President & CEO
7089556691
bjurczyk@starfireindustries.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

STARFIRE INDUSTRIES, LLC
1010 W. Stoughton #203 Urbana, IL 61801

EIN/Tax ID: 364430936
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No