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Highly Repetitive Power Modulators for Mobile Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-15-C-0051
Agency Tracking Number: F13A-T07-0166
Amount: $749,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF13-AT07
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-06-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-06-15
Small Business Information
1751 Torrance Blvd., Unit K
Torrance, CA 90501
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jason Sanders
 (615) 424-1467
Business Contact
 Daniel Singleton
Phone: (650) 269-2178
Research Institution
 University of Southern California
 Dr. Hossein Hashemi
920 Bloom Walk - SSC 502
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

 (213) 740-4412
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

Experimental data from a number of DoD supported research programs have indicated that electrical systems capable of producing highly repetitive bursts of high voltage, fast risetime pulses are a critical enabling technology for applications tied to nonequilibrium physical processes, such as combustion, boundary layer flow, and the generation of high power EM waves. Recognizing the important role pulse risetime plays in accessing these nonequilibrated states, Transient Plasma Systems, Inc. (TPS) has developed proof of concept technology in Phase I of this program that is capable of switching 20 kV in 1.5 ns at a pulse repetition rate of 20 kHz. For Phase II, TPS proposes to scale the Phase I technology to achieve a 30 kW average power system capable of producing 50 kV pulses with 10-20 ns duration at a sustained pulse repetition rate of 100 kHz. Emphasis will be placed on optimizing for fast output switching to maximize dV/dt of the output pulse. The proposed pulse duration is purposefully kept low for Phase II development in an effort to maintain an average power requirement that is reasonable not only for the scope of work, but also for mobile deployment, where available power is often limited.

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