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A Power Dense Modular Capacitor Charging Converter for Pulsed Power

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: A Power Dense Modular Capacitor Charging Converter for Pulsed Power
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-12-P-4044
Award Amount: $79,946.00


Industrial medium-voltage capacitor charging converters are currently limited in applicability for future Electromagnetic Rail Gun (EMRG) systems by low-power density, undesirable charging profiles, and incompatibility with shipboard DC voltages, liquid cooling, EMI, shock, and vibration requirements. A need exists to provide improved medium-voltage, power dense, and modular electronics to meet the electrical, environmental, and mission requirements of future combatant EMRG systems. In Phase I, we propose to design an innovative high-energy and power-dense modular capacitor charging topology for pulsed power systems. We will demonstrate feasibility by engineering analysis and simulation, and demonstrate a sub-scale working prototype. In Phase II, we will optimize the design for electrical performance, reliability, mechanical packaging, and compatibility with shipboard system installation requirements as a prerequisite to building and testing a full-scale prototype.

Principal Investigator:

Calman Gold
Principal Investigator
(603) 643-3800

Business Contact:

James Barry
(603) 643-3800
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No