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PHOTOCONDUCTIVE SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCH FLASHOVER SUPPRESSION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10834
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10834
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: 1990
Title: PHOTOCONDUCTIVE SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCH FLASHOVER SUPPRESSION
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,864.00
 

Abstract:

PHOTOCONDUCTIVE SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCHES (PCSSS) PRESENTLY HAVE THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS FOR HIGH POWER PULSED APPLICATIONS. HOWEVER, SURFACE FLASHOVER SEVERELY LIMITS THE MAXIMUM VOLTAGE THEY CAN STAND OFF IN THE OPEN STATE. APPLICATION OF A PROPRIETARY TECHNIQUE TO PCSS CAN OVERCOME THIS LIMITATION. THE TECHNIQUE HAS THE POTENTIAL TO INCREASE BREAKDOWN LASER TRIGGER POWER REQUIREMENTS BY A FACTOR OF 25. THE PROPRIETARY TECHNIQUE HAS DEMONSTRATED FIVEFOLD IMPROVEMENT OVER CONVENTIONAL VACUUM INSULATORS FOR PULSED POWER APPLICATIONS. IN PHASE I CONCEPT FEASIBILITY WILL BE STUDIED BY MEASURING THE IMPROVEMENT IN PCSS "DARK" STANDOFFVOLTAGE IN A HIGH VOLTAGE BREAKDOWN TEST FACILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Juan M Elizondo
Principal Investigator
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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: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No