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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:
2007 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Increased PRF for Pulsed Power
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9451-07-C-0006
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 drive a common load, while remaining completely autonomous in their operation. The proposed solution utilizes a similar multiple Marx generator topology, with each generator operating autonomously in its voltage output pulse magnitude and timing of the pulse delivery. This autonomy makes the system capable of waveshaping and impedance agility for multiple load applications. Furthermore, with temporal control of pulse delivery, the system is uniquely capable of a graceful failure. The multiple generator topology further lends itself to higher repetition rates than conventional designs, due to distributed switching which results faster switch recovery. Repetition rates in excess of 100 Hz are anticipated, with lifetimes of millions of shots. The APELC system avoids the use of transformer oil or hazardous materials, instead utilizing solids and pressurized dry air for insulation, thus making the system independent of altitude and attitude. Finally, this effort brings a compact concept that will facilitate the deployment of an HPM system on airborne vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

Jon Mayes
President
5122641804
mayes@apelc.com

Business Contact:

Jon 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