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Optically Pumped High Power Solid State Switch

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
89703
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Optically Pumped High Power Solid State Switch
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85188
Award Amount: $649,956.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced high-power solid state switches are desired to improve energy efficiency, increase lifetime, and decrease operating costs of RF accelerators. This project will develop compact, low cost, optically pumped silicon switches that can achieve (1) current risetimes less than 50 ns while operating at up to 10 kA peak current, (2) di/dt > 100 kA/┬Ás, and (3) a capability of blocking >5 kV. The fast turn-on time of these switches will minimize switching losses, resulting in lower cooling requirements, as well as higher average power and greater repetition rate operation, compared to other high power silicon switches. In Phase I, optically pumped switches demonstrated 50ns current risetimes to 1kA. This result was achieved by modifying existing electrically-triggered high-power silicon devices. In Phase II, new high-power silicon devices will be developed, based on the results from Phase I. Improved optical sources also will be developed. These two components will be integrated with the goal of achieving a commercial product. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Advanced high power solid state switches should increase the efficiency of power generation, electrical transmission, radar, and medical instruments, and increase the reliability of the electrical power grid. Customers would include utility companies, medical instrument manufacturers, power supply manufacturers, and the Department of Defense

Principal Investigator:

Steven Glidden
Mr.
6078443426
scg@appliedpulsedpower.com

Business Contact:

Steven Glidden
Mr.
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