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SBIR Phase I: Designing an Immune System Response Into High-Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composite Materials (CMC)

Company: Free Form Fibers L.L.C. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is designed to evaluate a novel interphase nanocoating designed for Silicon Carbide (SiC) fibers, which is intended to behave as a biomimetic immune system for high-temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites… more

High Temperature (300 °C) Silicon Carbide (SiC)-Based Integrated Gate Drivers for Wide Bandgap Power Devices

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: SiC power semiconductors have the capability of greatly outperforming Si-based power devices. Smaller switching and on-state losses coupled with higher voltage blocking capability, and especially its high operating temperature make SiC the ideal semiconductor for high performance, high power density… more

Compact , High-Power Density, High-Voltage Silicon Carbide (SiC) Based Solid-State Circuit Protection Device (SSCPD) Incorporating Advanced Power Pack

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This SBIR Phase I project seeks to develop an advanced, flexible, robust, high-power density, high-voltage (600 V), solid-state circuit protection device (SSCPD) through the incorporation of silicon carbide (SiC) device technology, the implementation of… more

Intelligent, Fault Tolerant and Robust Silicon Carbide based Power Management Unit for Aircraft Applications

Company: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. (APEI, Inc.), and Moog, Inc. have allied to form a team devoted to the development of an intelligent, multi-channel, highly-miniaturized, high-temperature, Silicon Carbide (SiC) based Solid-State Energy… more

Extreme Environment Circuit Blocks for Spacecraft Power&Propulsion System&Other High Reliability Applications

Company: Chronos Technology (Div. of FMI, Inc.) Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …gy (the R & D division of Frequency Management International, FMI) proposes to deliver a comprehensive, and fully investigated & validated feasibility study (in Phase 1) for a novel approach leading to design & fabrication of extreme Environment Silicon … more

Thermal Interface Materials for Power System Components

Company: General Nano LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Improving heat transfer and enhancing mechanical compliance at interfaces has significant impact on military and commercial applications. For example, silicon carbide power electronics operate at much higher temperatures (~250 oC) than their… more

Silicon Carbide Quasi-Bipolar Junction Transistor (QBJT)-Based boost converter platform for up-tower wind applications

Company: GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: SiC power electronics are ideally suited for reducing the size and weight of power electronics systems that are used in wind power converters. Present power electronics systems require large transformers which operate a modest frequencies that prevents their use on top of the turbine tower. The… more

Ceramic Matrix Composites for Concentrating Solar Power Receivers

Company: Hyper-Therm High-Temperature Composites, Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …, relatively high modulus ceramic fiber reinforcement within a ceramic matrix produces a material with significantly greater toughness, flaw insensitivity, and strain capability than a monolith, while maintaining high-temperature refractory capabilities. Silicon carbide… more

Ultra-Lightweight and Low-Cost Space Telescope Mirrors using CFRP Composites

Company: Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The current designs of telescopes for space borne applications use monolithic glass, beryllium, or silicon-carbide optics. With the existing optical technology, it is increasingly difficult or impossible to meet the new goals and requirements of AF, ORS, and other… more

FLAAT Growth Technology for Low Cost Thick High Quality GaN on Thin 8 Sapphir

Company: Kyma Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … billion in size as markets mature for GaN power devices, solid state lighting, and hundreds of other new applications. Even with this remarkable forecast, GaN epitaxy is still produced primarily on foreign (non-GaN) substrates, typically sapphire, silicon, or silicon … more

High Temperature SiC/SiC CMCs Tailored for Nuclear Environments

Company: Edward Pope Dr dba MATECH Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … non-metallic material candidate to allow these new reactor designs to come to fruition. This DOE Phase II SBIR seeks to demonstrate high purity, stoichiometric SiC/SiC CMC components made with commercially available SiC fiber and USAs first low cost, stoichiometric silicon … more

Composite Single Crystal Silicon Scan Mirror Substrates

Company: ONYX OPTICS, INC. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: … process, Onyx Optics proposes to develop a technique that is based on electrolytic in-process dressing (ELID) of grinding wheels of decreasing diamond grain sizes. The process is generally applicable to ductile grinding of hard materials such as glass, sapphire, silicon … more

SiC Based Electrical Distribution for High Voltage Vehicle Power Systems

Company: Creare Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Power system upgrades for next-generation ground combat vehicles require technology advances such as higher operating temperature, greater power density, and increased functionality. Silicon Carbide (SiC) based power electronic devices offer advantages over… more

Improved Silicon Carbide Components for Nuclear Applications

Company: Physical Sciences Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Silicon carbide based ceramic matrix composites may become the predominant material system from which reactor core components are manufactured. Manufacturing large, high aspect ratio, components using silicon carbide composite materials presents unique… more

High Performance Thrusters for DACS Propulsion

Company: Sienna Technologies, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: Carbon-fiber reinforced silicon carbide matrix (SiC/Cf) composite was identified as the leading thruster construction material for SDACS for SM3-Block IIB. For SDACS propulsion applications, SiC/Cf composite surfaces must be hermetically sealed and SiC/Cf… more

Advanced Ceramic Materials and Packaging Technologies For Sensors Operable 1800C in Advanced Energy Generation Systems

Company: Sporian Microsystems, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: …an endure these harsh environments. Sporian Microsystems has previously developed a MEMS sensor technology for high temperature power system applications. Sporians sensor technology is based on the combination of advance high temperature packaging and recently developed … more

Affordable, Ultra-stable CVC SiC UVOIR Telescope for BENI Mission

Company: Trex Enterprises Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: …SFC Principal Investigator Compact Achromatic Visible Nulling Coronagraph Technology Maturation) and his telescope expert Lee Feinberg, Trex will perform a preliminary design of a 1-meter aperture, ultrastable, UVOIR telescope made using Trex Chemical Vapor Composite Silicon … more

15 kV GTO Thyristor Module for Use in Small, Highly Efficient Current Source Inverters Utilizing AC-LinkTM Technology

Company: United Silicon Carbide, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: Renewable energy resources are being adopted by government entities, utility power providers and more recently by industrial behind-the-meter end-users as well. Solar power is attractive especially in areas where electricity costs are high, such as California and New Jersey. New Jersey is… more

Scalable, Wide Bandgap Integrated Circuit Technology for Wide Temperature, Harsh Environment Applications

Company: United Silicon Carbide, Inc Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: ABSTRACT: During this program, United Silicon Carbide, Inc. (USCi) will develop basic analog and digital circuit blocks capable of operation up to 500oC, based on 4H-SiC complementary lateral JFET technology. The following integrated circuits will be… more

Adaptive Hybrid Power System

Company: HDM Systems Corporation Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOD / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … safe deployment. HDM's approach features next generation power electronics, real-time power management, advanced energy storage, solar power capabilities, and HAZMAT encapsulation. High efficiency power electronics, achieved through advanced materials, such as silicon … more

SBIR Phase II: Microwave Heating of Reaction-Bonded Silicon Carbide Ceramics

Company: Ceralink Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project enables an innovative low cost approach to reaction bonded silicon carbide (RBSC). RBSC is a preferred material for mechanical seals, which are critical, costly components in many major… more

SBIR Phase I: High Gain, Low Noise Integrated SiC Optoelectronic Isolation for High Temperature Electronics

Company: Ozark Integrated Circuits, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NSF / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will investigate the feasibility of utilizing Silicon Carbide (SiC) based electronics to create wide-temperature, low-noise, high-speed optoelectronic sensors for high-voltage power electronics isolation… more

Silicon Carbide Semiconductor Surface Dielectric Barrier Discharge (SSDBD) Device for Turbulent Skin Friction Drag Reduction and Flow Control

Company: Spectral Energies, LLC Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: The proposed research effort explores the use of a nanosecond pulse driven offset semiconducting surface dielectric barrier discharge (SSDBD) device for the control of high speed, near surface air flows and the reduction of skin friction drag. With the nanosecond discharge, very high field… more

6.5 kV Silicon Carbide Half-Bridge Power Switch Module for Energy Storage System Applications

Company: United Silicon Carbide, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: DOE / SBIR / 2013 / 2
Abstract: … to meet municipality budgets and space limitations. The impact of a medium voltage switch could greatly shrink the weight and cost of power converters by reducing cable size, transformer size, and eliminating elaborate cooling systems all together. United Silicon … more

A Novel Compact and Reliable Hybrid Silicon/Silicon Carbide Device Module for Efficient Power Conversion

Company: United Silicon Carbide, Inc. Agency/Program/Year/Phase: NASA / SBIR / 2013 / 1
Abstract: United Silicon Carbide, Inc. proposes to develop a novel compact, efficient and high-temperature power module, based on unique co-packaging approach of normally-off silicon (Si) MOSFET with silicon carbide (SiC) normally-on power JFET in a cascode… more