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Pulse Power and Energy Sources for High Power Microwave and High Power Laser

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Radiance Technologies, Inc.
350 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL 35805-1961
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Pulse Power and Energy Sources for High Power Microwave and High Power Laser
Agency: DOD
Contract: W9113M-12-C-0049
Award Amount: $99,962.00


This work describes an innovative approach to developing a pulsed electrical system that can function over a wide range of environmental conditions. Techniques are developed for system scaling over a wide range of sizes. The power systems are self-contained, with long shelf life and designed to function over a wide range of peak and average power levels. Output voltages of 100-1000 kV are achievable with pulse repetition rates greater than 100 Hz. A literature search will identify relevant technologies for major components such as energy source, input voltage control through DC-DC conversion, high voltage transformation, and switching technology to control the flow of energy from the source to a load. A system assessment identifies possible combinations of components that meet requirements and identifies best practice and changes that must be made when scaling to larger sizes. Potting compounds and insulating techniques necessary to withstand both environmental stresses and electric fields are researched and evaluated within the context of compact geometry and environmental constraints. A bench top proof of principle power system will be built and characterized. It will serve as guidance for phase II efforts to produce pulsed power systems for non-conventional warheads with full form, fit, and function.

Principal Investigator:

Zac Shotts
Principal Investigator
(334) 887-0806

Business Contact:

Jeff Pearson
Contract Administrator
(256) 489-8543
Small Business Information at Submission:

Radiance Technologies Inc.
350 Wynn Drive Hu, AL -

EIN/Tax ID: 631204084
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No