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Innovative, Shock-load Resistant Pulsed Power Supply

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-18-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6867
Amount: $995,371.54
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A16-015
Solicitation Number: 16.1
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-06-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-12
Small Business Information
35 Wiggins Ave.
Bedford, MA 01730
United States
DUNS: 602959579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Phillips
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 275-9444
Business Contact
 Michael Kempkes
Phone: (781) 275-9444
Research Institution

Electro-thermal-ignition (ETI) technology increases accuracy and muzzle energy of present and future tank, artillery, and close-in weapon system guns by improving the predictability and repeatability of the ignition, and rate of expansion, of propellants inside the barrel. A compact, barrel-mounted pulsed power system poses survivability challenges for subassembly components. Electrical components must be designed to meet high-shock performance requirements. Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) has previously developed high energy, solid-state pulsed power systems to support several DoD directed energy weapons systems. These systems include rugged designs built to survive the shock and vibration environments required for mobile deployment. Using these components as a base, we focused Phase I efforts in adapting components for the high shock requirements of a barrel/breech-mounted ETI pulsed power supply (ETIPPS).

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