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Development of High-Temperature Control Circuitry

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
66742
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O022-0497
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.
535 W. Research Center Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701-6559
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Development of High-Temperature Control Circuitry
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W911QX-04-C-0110
Award Amount: $749,749.00
 

Abstract:

This Phase II SBIR proposal seeks to develop high-temperature electronics by integrating motor drive control and SiC power electronics into a single, compact, highly efficient, reliable, high power density multichip power module (MCPM). Phase II will build upon the Phase I "proof of concept" protoboard hardware. A Phase I demonstration to ARL scientists proved feasibility of the proposed APEI, Inc. technology by operating up to 250 degrees Celsius under full motor load conditions. The theoretical limit of temperature operation for the new class of SiC power semiconductors now under research is in excess of 600 degrees Celsius, bringing to light the opportunity to make major strides in power electronics miniaturization and increased power density. By developing the highly integrated MCPM technology outlined in this Phase II proposal, 90% size and weight reductions in power electronics systems can be achieved.

Principal Investigator:

Alexander B. Lostetter
President of APEI, Inc.
4794435759
alostet@uark.edu

Business Contact:

Sharmila D. Magan Lal
Design Engineer
4794435759
smaganl@uark.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARKANSAS POWER ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL
700 W Research Center Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701

EIN/Tax ID: 710810115
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No