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MICROSTACK INSULATOR FOR HIGH VOLTAGE PULSED SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
6570
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6570
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tetra Corp
3701 Hawkins Street, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: MICROSTACK INSULATOR FOR HIGH VOLTAGE PULSED SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $479,000.00
 

Abstract:

POLYMERIC OR CERAMIC INSULATORS CONVENTIONALLY ARE BEING USED IN HIGH VOLTAGE PULSED SYSTEMS. NEW APPROACHES ARE NEEDED THAT WOULD REDUCE INSULATORS RING THICKNESSES AND INCREASE CORRESPONDING GRADING RINGS FLASHOVER VOLTAGE. SUCH AN APPROACH WOULD POSSESS IN COMPARISON TO CONVENTIONAL INSULATORS: HIGHER SURFACE FLASHOVER FIELD STRENGTH; SMALLER PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS FOR EQUIVALENT VOLTAGE HOLDOFF; LESS WEIGHT; AND LESS INDUCTANCE SO THAT MORE POWER CAN BE TRANSMITTED. A HIGH VOLTAGE INSULATOR PROTOTYPE IS BEING DESIGNED BASED ON THIS APPROACH. A MARX GENERATOR (1MV, 200KA, 150NS) IS BEING CONSTRUCTED TO ENABLE A PRELIMINARY TEST OF THE PROTOTYPE INSULATOR STACK. SHOULDTHIS CONCEPT PROVE VIABLE FOR INSULATOR TECHNOLOGY, INSULATORS THAT CAN WITHSTAND FIELD GRADIENTS OF APPROXIMATELY 100 MV/M COULD BE PRODUCED AND EFFECTIVELY REDUCE THE DIMENSIONS OF ELECTRON (AND ION) ACCELERATOR TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr E W Gray
5053458623

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tetra Corp.
4905 Hawkins St Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109

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