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Low Voltage, High Reliability Radiation Hardened DC-DC Converter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-22-C-7116
Agency Tracking Number: B2-3112
Amount: $1,484,068.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA20-006
Solicitation Number: 20.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-02-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-10
Small Business Information
5933 N. Route 220 HWY
Linden, PA 17744-7703
United States
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Roman Scicchitano
 (570) 322-2700
 rscicchitano@qortek.com
Business Contact
 Zachary Stimely
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Email: zstimely@qortek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

The program addresses a central issue of developing rad-hard high power / high power density power supplies for interceptor components, specifically meeting the MDA need for new cost-effective Hi-Rel supply technology that can support NGI component higher power needs and can support legacy missile (power processor) upgrades. Centered around rad-hard ASIC technology, these power supplies will provide primary power to high power / low voltage interceptor processors and simultaneously provide low power to secondary components. The design approach emphasizes a careful trade-off between SWaP-C issues and radiation tolerance issues as to assure that the end article is very compact while also being radiation tolerant (prompt dose, SEE/SEU immunity, TID, Neutron). The design will provide high efficiency for supplying power for projected interceptor electrical loads. Phase II will undertake the design of a rad-hard high power point-of-load (POL) converter that incorporates beneficial enhancements of our rad-hard ASIC technology. This will include a RHBD cycle to incorporate these enhancements into an upgrade of the existing ASIC devices that were driven by the outcomes of the Phase I program. The resulting power modules will be capable of operating at typical battery voltages and delivering isolated low voltage (3.3V) high power (100W) outputs. Approved for Public Release | 22-MDA-11102 (22 Mar 22)

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