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Solid State Switch for high voltage sub-microsecond pulsed power

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
86537
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-008-0477
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED PULSED POWER, INC.
2025 Dryden Road P.O. Box 348 Freeville, NY 13068
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Solid State Switch for high voltage sub-microsecond pulsed power
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9451-08-M-0049
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

Applied Pulsed Power, Inc. (APP) proposes to develop a solid state switch for high voltage sub-microsecond pulsed power, using silicon carbide devices. The objective of the solicitation is to develop a compact, solid state pulsed power switch capable of switching 20-50 kV, and I > 5 kA with low jitter, fast rise time (~20 ns), L < 20 nH, pulse length 100 to 1000 ns, and up to 1000 Hz prf. APP has developed and presently sells solid state switches capable of switching 20-50 kV, and I > 5 kA with low jitter, pulse length to 1000 ns, and up to 1000 Hz prf using silicon thyristors. These switches are used for applications with pulsewidths >200 ns and di/dt of <100 kA/us. Patented packaging and triggering techniques are used to produce 20-60 kV switches from multiple identical lower voltage modules. We will apply these techniques to silicon carbide devices to produce low inductance (< 1nH/kV) switches with <20 ns risetimes.

Principal Investigator:

Howard Sanders
Manager
6078443426
hds@appliedpulsedpower.com

Business Contact:

Steven Glidden
President
6078443426
scg@appliedpulsedpower.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APPLIED PULSED POWER, INC.
2025 Dryden Road P.O. Box 348 Freeville, NY 13068

EIN/Tax ID: 161383165
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No