Submarine Shipboard Power Supply Bridge

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0135
Agency Tracking Number: N171-075-0888
Amount: $499,977.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N171-075
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-02-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-01-30
Small Business Information
3000 Kent Avenue, Suite B1-100, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
DUNS: 161183322
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Paquette
 (765) 464-8997
 apaquette@pcka.com
Business Contact
 Eric Walters
Phone: (765) 464-8997
Email: walters@pcka.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this effort is to construct and test a 40 kW UPS with at least 100ms of holdup time, integrated into a standard 19 inch rack mount enclosure with 4U (7 inch) height, and designed to meet electrical and mechanical/shock specifications required for naval shipboard application. Traditional UPS applications are typically not optimized for weight and volume, and utilize bulky lead-acid batteries that provide significantly more energy storage than is needed for naval bus-transfer holdup applications. The proposed converter utilizes wide-bandgap semiconductors and high power density energy storage to enable a significant reduction in weight and volume compared to existing shipboard UPS solutions. The proposed UPS will provide continuous power to critical loads during bus transfers and will reduce load inrush on the generation system following a bus-transfer event.

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