Advanced Space Power Management & Energy Storage Technologies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-09-C-0142
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-012-0343
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA08-012
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
QorTek, Inc.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205, Williamsport, PA, 17701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
028856420
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Knowles
Principal Investigator
(570) 322-2700
gknowles@qortek.com
Business Contact:
Cathy Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
(570) 322-2700
cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed solid-state PMAD systems with its much smaller/lighter/higher efficiency solution approach could have major impacts to reducing launch weight/volume thereby both reducing launch costs and increasing equipment (sensor) deployment. Ceramic power management offer enormous benefits to space-based PMAD systems. And we are proposing to translate this new technology all the way through to demonstrated rad hard capable, fully integrated PMAD systems that includes addressing both risk reduction and supplier stability through a disciplined Advanced Component Development and Prototypes (ACD&P) program leading to realization of affordable and reliable manufacture of high voltage transform/high power handling solid-state power that would serve as the core of a rad hard power distribution system (e.g. radiation MDA HAENS) that is verified at hardware level with a simple (non rad hard) prototype implementation that can be rapidly matured as to enable Technology Readiness Assessment by USAF Space and Missile Systems Center for potential LEO/MEO/GEO military and commercial satellites.

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