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Company Information:

Company Name: Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.
City: Austin
State: TX
Zip+4: 78734-
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: http://www.apelc.com
Phone: (512) 264-1804

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,525,121.00 18
SBIR Phase II $5,247,935.00 7
STTR Phase I $99,999.00 1

Award List:

Electro-magnetic Flak for Cruise and Sea Skimming Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jon R. Mayes
Award Amount: $64,485.00
Abstract:
The electromagnetic directed energy method (lasers, particle beams, and high power microwaves) of defending against missiles relies on generating a large amount of energy at the defense site, locating the target, and then transporting a large fraction of that energy to the target along a line of… More

Marx-Based Phased Array System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jon Mayes
Award Amount: $69,704.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes, President
Award Amount: $68,343.00

Compact Pulsed Power Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jon Mayes, President
Award Amount: $99,797.00
Abstract:
Compact pulsed power systems and power sources are rapidly becoming important in aerial-based military systems. With the increase usage of High Power Microwaves (HPM), advanced radar systems, electrical propulsion systems and space based laser systemsstate-of-the-art pulsed power modules take on… More

A Compact, Battery-Powered RF Generator for UAV Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jon Mayes, President
Award Amount: $69,584.00
Abstract:
Applied Physical Electronics, L. C. (APELC) offers a portable, battery-powered RF generator well suited for UAV payloads, laboratory or field use. This proposed system would build on the current success of APELC's current Phase II efforts, in which largerimpulse generators are being developed. This… More

A Gatling Marx Generator System for Directed Energy Defense and Radar Detection of Cruise and Ballistic Missiles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $68,551.00
Abstract:
"Directed Energy and RF weapons methods for defending against cruise and ballistic missiles rely on spark gap-based systems. RF weapons rely on two parameters for effects against electronic systems; extremely high electric fields for range coveragehigh repetition rates for energy on-target heating… More

Compressed FDTD Simulation Software for Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,557.00
Abstract:
"Missile defense systems rely on computational electromagnetic techniques to simulate potential missile threats. Simulation techniques for radar scenarios are rapidly increasing in their importance as budget restrictions reduce support for extensivedesign testing and flight data collection. These… More

A Compact Pulse Power Module for Missile Defense Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $67,622.00
Abstract:
"Missile defense platforms will require a variety of electric weapons for a balanced attack defense. The integration of multiple electric weapons into a single vehicle platform requires very compact power systems and/or reconfigurable power systemsoptimize space and weight. For example, the same… More

A Pulsed Microwave Radar Source For Seeker Missile Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $67,622.00
Abstract:
"Kinetic Kill systems, such as Seeker missiles, rely on Continuous Wave (CW) microwave signals or Infrared (IR) technologies for tracking entry vehicles. These systems are coupled with a volume/range tradeoff and have not proven to be a reliable means oftracking missile threats. Common reasons… More

Compact Pulse Power Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes
Award Amount: $749,804.00
Abstract:
A survey of High Power Microwave technologies reveals substantial efforts toward microwave technology. Gains in power and efficiency are being made to the point of being deployable. Unfortunately, little effort has been made toward the pulse powerrequired to drive the microwave sources. This… More

Compact RF Systems For UAV Payloads

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,959.00
Abstract:
Proposed missile defense systems must guard against advanced ballistic and cruise missiles that fly with high velocities and are equipped with their own defense mechanisms. Likely, a successful missile defense system will employ both kinetic killtechnologies as well as High Power Microwave (HPM)… More

Modular Narrow Band RF Generator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,863.00
Abstract:
Future conflicts will be won with the control over battlefield electronic systems. The ability to burnout, upset, or even disrupt electronic systems, including smart weapons and communications, could limit the enemy to conventional, dumb weapons.Traditional high power microwave sources are designed… More

An Enhanced RF Source System for Advanced Test and Evaluation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
: The development of enhanced pulsed power sourcse that have the capability of delivering high voltage pulses with extreme pulse repetition rates and variability in peak voltage and pulse-to-pulse timing is critical to Test and Evaluation programs. The objective of this research effort is to… More

Integrated Insulation Processing and Testing System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Achilles heel in high voltage systems is with dielectric materials used for insulation. Liquid dielectrics offer advantages in self-healing and thermal management properties, but their dielectric strength is low. Liquid dielectrics also require ancillary devices for flowing and de-ionizing,… More

Tuneable Low Frequency Microwave Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
High voltage RF sources designed to deliver frequencies from 10's of MHz to 1 GHz can be excessively large systems due to the geometric dependence on the radiating wavelength and the high voltage insulation requirements. Past efforts have targeted specific frequencies with specific temporal… More

Increased PRF for Pulsed Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: jon R. mayes, principal investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Pulsed power generators designed for driving High Power Microwave sources have generally been limited to resonant transformers and Marx generators, with each offering advantages and disadvantages. Both methods deliver high voltages with large amounts of energy, but the transformer-based method is… More

HPM Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: jon R. mayes, principal investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The market for the APELC's helical antennas is immediate based on the needs of various military and commercial entities. The proposed ringdown system brings many more capabilities to DoD beyond air platform electronic warfare, such as to Homeland Security for stopping vehicles. The same system… More

HPM Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jon Mayes, President
Award Amount: $748,825.00
Abstract:
Applied Physical Electronics, L.C. offers a modular, Marx generator driven helical antenna system that is comprised of a single high voltage, high power Marx generator system and four antenna modules that will be developed to deliver wide band RF in the frequency range from 350 MHz to 1 GHz. The… More

Increased PRF for Pulsed Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jon Mayes, President
Award Amount: $749,387.00
Abstract:
Applied Physical Electronics, L.C. (APELC) offers a modular, sequentially pulsed Marx generator system designed to deliver flattop pulses for High Power Microwave loads. The concept builds from APELC's successful development of the Gatling Marx generator system, in which several Marx generators… More

Non-Linear Transmission Line Microwave Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Applied Physical Electronics, L.C. (APELC) offers this proposal to provide the U.S. Air Force with a solution to their near term need for a tunable, high powered (10s MW) RF source operating with a center frequencies from 750 MHz to 1.5 GHz, which is conformal to U.S. deployment strategies.

Non-Linear Transmission Line Microwave Source

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Jon R. Mayes, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $749,961.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Applied Physical Electronics, L.C. (APELC) offers this proposal as a method to achieve near term goals set out by the Air Force, as well as obtain a solution that will forge into the future of directed energy weapons. APELC is proposing a Marx generator-based non linear line suitable for… More

Novel Directed Energy Options in Ballistic Missile Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: Texas Tech University
Principal Investigator: Thomas Holt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
RI Contact: M. Giesselmann
Abstract:
Ballistic Missle Defense (BMD) systems vary wildly in size and scope and include ground-based interceptor platforms with anti-ballistic missile (ABM) warheads, air-based high-power laser platforms such as the Airborne Laser (ABL), and ship-based systems such as the Aegis BMD system. The problems… More

Advanced Dielectric Insulation Techniques for High Voltage Pulsed Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Thomas Holt, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Directed energy has emerged as a prime military technology for attack and for defense. A major problem with presently available directed energy systems is the size, weight and volume of the power systems which is a function of the high-voltage, dielectric insulation techniques employed.… More

Research in Photoconductive Semiconductor Switching (PCSS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: W. C. Nunnally, PhD Engineer – (512) 264-1804
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Applied Physical Electronics, LC (APELC) proposes to develop an innovative Silicon Carbide (SiC) Planar Avalanche Switch (PAS) in which a small optical pulse is used to initiate a planar avalanche over a large cross section instead of the filamentary avalanche that is optically initiated in GaAs. … More

Advanced Dielectric Insulation Techniques for High Voltage Pulsed Power Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Thomas Holt, Principal Investigator – (512) 264-1804
Award Amount: $749,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The proposed phase II effort would work to establish new advanced insulation techniques and their corresponding design guidelines that could be employed to reduce the volume existing pulsed power systems, improve their reliability, and possibly improve their mechanical integrity.… More

Compact, Repetitive Pulsed Power Driver Design for Emerging High Power Radio Frequency Sources

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Jon Mayes, CEO – (512) 264-1804
Award Amount: $79,997.00
Abstract:
A programmable universal pulsed power source capable of delivering voltages up to 50 kV, current up to 1 kA, pulse durations of 100"s of ns and repetition rates of 10"s of kHz is proposed to meet near term high powered RF research and development efforts. The concept is proposed to reduce… More