High Efficiency, Low Current, Switching Power Supply

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0429
Agency Tracking Number: A091-001-0141
Amount: $69,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-001
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205, Williamsport, PA, 17701
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gareth Knowles
 Principal Investigator
 (570) 322-2700
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Email: cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution
The Phase I program will demonstrate, at hardware level, a prototype digital dc-dc converter that is subcompact and very high efficiency converter technology. It introduces advantages of very low weight/volume/component count, very low output ripple voltage, voltage isolation, negligible RFI/EMI and non-flammability. In Phase I a very high efficiency digital ceramic (programmable output) low power converter prototype suitable for military equipment insertion will be demonstrated that can be implemented well within the desired volumetric constraint with a minimum of external passive components. The digital subcompact hardware dc-dc converter prototype will feature a digitally selectable voltage output (e.g. 2V - 6V); software battery monitoring and extremely low output ripple voltage characteristics. In Phase I Extension the new concept of digital dc-dc transformer/converter will be demonstrated that is capable of near 100% converter efficiency operation.

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