You are here

Gallium Nitride (GaN) based 28 VDC to 120 VAC Inverter

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-16-C-0159
Agency Tracking Number: A161-088-0769
Amount: $99,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-088
Solicitation Number: 2016.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-08-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-02-12
Small Business Information
1965 Lycoming Creek Road
Williamsport, PA 17701
United States
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Gregory M Bower
 (570) 322-2700
Business Contact
 Cathy A Brooke
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Research Institution

We are proposing a new 28 VDC to 120 VAC pure-sine inverter that can meet a wide range of Army military electronics needs.Specifically, QorTek will teamed with leading edge WBG power device manufacturer and leading edge packaging and thermal managements solutions developer as to develop and prototype a new advanced performance 2500W inverter comprised of smaller 625W submodules that can be paralleled as to deliver the target output power levels.The benefits of developing a smaller module include the ability to implement smaller planar magnetics, smaller form factor (slightly larger than a standard 1/8th brick converter), and introduce significant reductions in thermal management requirements.Additionally, the overall modular design architecture now directly enables 625W supply access, paralleling several submodules can similarly providing intermediate 1250 W, 1875 W, or 2500 W power supplies.The introduction of WBG power devices in the new modular architecture brings benefits of reduced size/weight and thermal risk reduction.The new design exploits these WBG devices as to obtain very high efficiencies in a compact size solution.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government