High Efficiency, Low Current, Switching Power Supply

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,991.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0429
Agency Tracking Number:
A091-001-0141
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
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 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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