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High Density Power Converter Electronics

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 10-013
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
QorTek, Inc.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205 Williamsport, PA 17701-1251
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: High Density Power Converter Electronics
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N10PC20237
Award Amount: $98,989.00


The proposed solid-state (non-magnetic) DC-DC converter technology offers the military a completely different approach to converters for ballistics weapon systems that has important advantages over conventional power conditioning for projectile weapons systems. We are proposing to translate this new technology all the way through to demonstrated fuze hardware that includes addressing both risk reduction and supplier stability through a disciplined Advanced Component Development and Prototypes (ACD&P) program with our Army prime contract partner. This will quickly lead to realization of affordable and reliable manufacture of voltage transform/high power handling solid-state power that would that can be ruggedly realized and very compactly packaged. The simplicity of the technology enables it to be rapidly matured as to enable Technology Readiness Assessment by DARPA/Army for key ballistics applications.

Principal Investigator:

Gareth Knowles
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Cathy Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
Small Business Information at Submission:

QorTek, Inc.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road Suite 205 Williamsport, PA 17701

EIN/Tax ID: 232954664
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No