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Compact, Flexible Integrated Power Node Center for Direct Current Distribution

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0619
Agency Tracking Number: N181-069-0268
Amount: $1,498,681.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N181-069
Solicitation Number: 18.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-02-10
Small Business Information
35 Wiggins Ave.
Bedford, MA 01730
United States
DUNS: 602959579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Cope
 Principal Investigator / Director of Research
 (781) 275-9444
Business Contact
 Michael Kempkes
Phone: (781) 275-9444
Research Institution

DTI proposes an air-cooled galvanically-isolated, high power density integrated power node center for DC distribution. The inputs will be 440 VAC, 60 Hz and/or 1000 VDC and the outputs will be 440 VAC, 60 Hz, 440 VAC, 400 Hz, or 650 VDC, among others. The output will seamlessly transfer among inputs or outputs. The high power density of 2 MW/m3 can only be achieved by high frequency switched mode power supplies (SMPS) which DTI is well-experienced with. During Phase I, DTI will develop and demonstrate a high power isolation inverter capable of full power while meeting the galvanic isolation and insulation goals. The unit will be air-cooled, and will interface to sources and loads, as appropriate. A 3-phase active power-factor input module with controls will be also be demonstrated. Performance characteristics will be evaluated and reported to the Navy. In Phase II, DTI will work with the Navy to perfect the mechanical and electrical interfaces required for mission-critical ship-born electrical subsystems, ultimately leading to a full form-fit-function prototype for evaluation in the field by Navy sponsors.

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