Cryogenic Power Electronics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-05-M-0021
Award Id:
76486
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-EP4-4139
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, 16801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782683007
Principal Investigator:
Edward Alberta
Research Scientist
(814) 238-7485
ed@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Wesley Hackenberger
President
(814) 238-7485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Recent advances in the area of high temperature superconductors have opened the door to the possibility of developing highly efficient low-temperature power electronics. The most commonly used high-efficiency capacitors are based on high dielectric constant (K ~ 1000-4000) BaTiO3 doped to yield an X7R temperature dependence (¿15% change in capacitance from -55C to 125C), but below their minimum use temperature the capacitance drops-off quickly leading to a low volumetric efficiency. In this program TRS Technologies and The Pennsylvania State University propose to develop improved dielectric materials with properties optimized for cryogenic operation. The feasibility of these new dielectrics for use at cryogenic temperatures will be demonstrated by testing in a cryogenically cooled power circuit.

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