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Increased PRF for Pulsed Power

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
78739
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-D05-1139
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Physical Electronics, L.C.
PO Box 341149 Austin, TX 78734-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Increased PRF for Pulsed Power
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9451-06-M-0084
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 large in volume, requires transformer oil and delivers pulses with slow rise times, while the Marx generator-based method typically requires a large number of components and is difficult to design for trapezoidal wave shapes. Each method is binary in operation - they work or they do not work - there is no graceful failure in either design. This proposal presents a novel Marx generator-based concept that overcomes the part-count issue, via a modular design, as well as the wave shaping problem, via sequential pulse delivery common with railgun power supplies. Furthermore, since the proposed design is based on a parallel generator topology, the system offers temporal agility, impedance agility and graceful failure.

Principal Investigator:

jon R. mayes
principal investigator
5122641804
mayes@apelc.com

Business Contact:

jon R. mayes
president
5122641804
mayes@apelc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED PHYSICAL ELECTRONICS, L.C.
PO Box 341149 Austin, TX 78734

EIN/Tax ID: 752756093
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No