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SiC Power Converter

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
69869
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N032-0163
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
United Silicon Carbide, Inc
7 Deer Park Drive, Suite E Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852-1921
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SiC Power Converter
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-04-C-4132
Award Amount: $69,887.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop SiC based power converter technology up to 60kW suitable for compact high power density and high temperature AGS and other commercial applications. In Phase I, we shall concentrate on (i) packaging and characterizing high power SiC switches so that the circuit-level model can be validated at very high current level, (ii) developing all required circuit-level models with temperature-dependence, (iii) performing a systematic simulations of the entire power converter with AGS load so that the device stressing conditions and ratings can be determined, and (iv) performing a preliminary cost analysis. After demonstrating the feasibility of the power converter based on state-of-the-art SiC power switch technology, we shall, in Phase II, perform the major R&D work including designing and building the SiC power module. We shall fully characterize the power module including switching frequency, power loss, output power efficiency, temperature capability and EMI per MIL-STD-461. We plan to use the fabricated power module to demonstrate a SiC power converter up to 60kW intended for AGS application. The fabricated power converter will also be fully characterized so that remaining issues can be identified and solved in Phase III to commercialize SiC power converter technology for both DOD more electric systems as well as civilian applications.

Principal Investigator:

Petre Alexandrov
Senior Research Engineer
7325659500
Unitedsic@UnitedSiC.com

Business Contact:

Maurice Weiner
Vice President
7325659500
uscglin@unitedsic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UNITED SILICON CARBIDE, INC.
New Brunswick Tech Center, 100 Jersey Ave. Bldg A New Brunswick, NJ 08901

EIN/Tax ID: 223527296
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No