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High-Temperature Control Circuitry

Award Information

Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
UQM Technologies, Inc.
7501 Miller Drive PO Box 439 Frederick, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: High-Temperature Control Circuitry
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: DAAD17-03-C-0078
Award Amount: $99,924.00


"The objective of this Phase I project is to develop high temperature control circuits for use in silicon carbide-based inverters operating at temperatures of 150¿C and higher. The specific objectives of this proposal are to research high temperaturecomponents, develop control circuit designs using available high temperature components, and analyze proposed designs to determine feasibility in inverter gate drive applications. UQM Technologies will research, design, and analyze high temperature controlcircuit designs to determine which has the best potential for application in high temperature, silicon carbide power converters. UQM Technologies is well positioned to develop inverter control circuits with 15 years of experience in designing invertersand brushless PM motors for electric and hybrid electric vehicle applications. A variety of gate drive topologies exist, a few of which will likely prove to be better suited to high temperature operation. High temperature silicon carbide power convertertechnology promises improved power density and a reduction in the size of the inverter and cooling system. The development of high temperature control circuits will enable the implementation of high temperature power converters because the components canbe integrated inside a single package without the need for separating the high temperature from the standard temperature components. For packaging purposes, this integration results in improve

Principal Investigator:

Titus Herschberger
Engineering Manager

Business Contact:

Donald French
Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Uqm Technologies, Inc.
425 Corporate Circle Golden, CO 80401

EIN/Tax ID: 840579146
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No