Megawatt Digital Generator Control Unit (MDGCU) for Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-C-2537
Agency Tracking Number: F041-188-2725
Amount: $749,427.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-188
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
22 Meridian Road, Suite 7, Eatontown, NJ, 07724
DUNS: 095344755
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lev Sorkin
 Principal Investigator
 (732) 544-1075
Business Contact
 William Schatzow
Title: Operations Manager
Phone: (732) 544-1075
Research Institution
Directed Energy weapon systems are being developed for both ground and airborne applications. Typically, they consist of microwave or laser powered guns. Both the microwave application and the diode based laser applications require significant amount of power. Application of power is a transient phenomenon that takes time and its effects ripple through the whole system. In this case, the large applied power, which is required for a short duration, can have a more significant effect on the system. There are four entities that interact affecting the performance of the control system: Controls, Power Generation, Propulsion and Load IPS is proposing to explore the interaction between these systems and provide an optimal solution for controlling this class of Megawatt generators. IPS is proposing to use PC Krause as their consultants who will help with system modeling so that realistic results will be attained. IPS is currently under contract on an SBIR Phase II (AF01-178) to develop a 1 MW intermittent power generator. To test this generator once it is built, a regulator, will be required. Because of the reasons described above, exploring the difficulties and identifying solutions now, are imperative to successful system testing in the near future.

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