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High power density power supply for next-generation radar applications…

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Arkansas Power Electronics International
535 W. Research Center Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High power density power supply for next-generation radar applications utilizing emerging wide-bandap semiconductor devices
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00167-11-P-0023
Award Amount: $149,899.00


Present high power density Si-based systems are severely limited by the electrical and thermal performance of active and passive components as well as electronics packaging technology. As a result, the next-generation of radar power supply systems require a new and revolutionary power electronics technology that delivers far superior efficiency, response time, thermal performance, and miniaturization capability. This Small Business Innovation Research project seeks to develop high-voltage (up to 1000 VDC), highly efficient (>90%), and compact (>200 W/in3) next-generation radar power supplies utilizing emerging Wide Band-Gap (WBG) power devices in conjunction with advanced non-linear control and high power density packaging techniques. The new WBG-based radar power supply technology will be capable of fast response time (rise and settling times<10 s) and reducing the output stored energy to less than 1 Joule.

Principal Investigator:

Roberto Schupbach
Chief Technology Officer
(479) 443-5759

Business Contact:

Sharmila Mounce
Business Operations Manag
(479) 443-5759
Small Business Information at Submission:

Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.
535 W. Research Center Blvd., Suite 209 Fayetteville, AR -

EIN/Tax ID: 710810115
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes