High Reliablility, High Power Density, Silicon Carbide (SiC) Based Solid-State Circuit Breakers for Next Generation Military Weapons Platforms
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop an advanced flexible self-powered robust high power density solid-state circuit breaker (SSCB) through the incorporation of emerging silicon carbide (SiC) device technology and the implementation of advanced thermal management schemes. APEI, Inc. will analyze different SiC device technology presently available and carry out the initial design of a full-scale SiC-based SSCB. Additionally, APEI, Inc. will demonstrate the advantages of the proposed approach through the hardware implementation of a scaled-down (700 V / 50 A) Phase I technology demonstration prototype. Phase II work will target the complete development and testing of a full-scale SiC-based SSCB.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Roberto M. Schupbach
Senior Engineering Manager
Business Operations Manager
ARKANSAS POWER ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
535 W. Research Center Blvd., Suite 209 Fayetteville, AR 72701
Number of Employees: