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High Power Density, High Efficiency, Fast Transient Response Silicon Carbide…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87807
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-169-1047
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Arkansas Power Electronics International
535 W. Research Center Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: High Power Density, High Efficiency, Fast Transient Response Silicon Carbide (SiC)-Based Power Supplies For the Next-Generation of Radars
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-09-M-0011
Award Amount: $69,946.00
 

Abstract:

Advances in radar systems are pushing the limits of present radar power supply technology. To enable new concepts, such as active array radar systems, significant improvements (i.e., power densities >200 W/in3, efficiency > 90%, transient response < 10 s, etc.) in radar power supply technology is required. To achieve these goals, the volume of present state-of-the-art silicon-based power electronics systems must be cut in half, while maintaining (and in most cases improving) the efficiency of those systems. Such high power density systems will face tremendous thermal challenges since more power per unit of volume under similar efficiency requirements and electronics packaging technology means higher temperature rise. Present high power density Si-based systems are severely limited by the thermal performance of active and passive components as well as electronics packaging technology, and therefore, the achievement of the target radar power supply goals cannot be attained without a revolutionary change in radar power supply technology. This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project seeks to develop highly efficient (>94%) and compact (>250 W/in3) next-generation radar power supplies utilizing the now emerging silicon-carbide (SiC) power devices.

Principal Investigator:

Roberto M. Schupbach
Senior Engineering Manager
4794435759
mschupb@apei.net

Business Contact:

Sharmila Mounce
Business Operations Manager
4794435759
smounce@apei.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

ARKANSAS POWER ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
535 W. Research Center Blvd., Suite 209 Fayetteville, AR 72701

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