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Tunable Textured Composites for Lightweight Power Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-17-C-0130
Agency Tracking Number: A171-008-0766
Amount: $154,972.91
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A17-008
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-07-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-11-11
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 Bower
 Principal Invetigator
 (570) 322-2700
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Research Institution

A new voltage tunable inductor (VTI) will be developed based on textured magnetoelectric composite and a corresponding electrical control circuit will be developed enabling its use in applications with high frequency enabled wide bandgap-based DC-DC (switchmode) conversion. Rapid electrical characterization of the new variable inductor devices will enable early design and simulation of a novel converter and control system platform during Phase I. These new VTIs will be integrated into an advanced WBG switchmode converter design for high frequency applications that leverage state-of-the-art developments in circuit design developed specifically for this novel striction material. The program exit goal is to demonstrate and document figures of merit for the new tunable inductors identifying the key relationships between the addition of control to power budget, size, weight, and overall performance of WBG-based switchmode converters.

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