HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCH FOR SLAPPER DETONATORS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 15478
Amount: $49,940.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1991
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Megadyne Corpon
8718 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax, VA, 22031
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marc Rody
 Principal Investigator
 (703) 280-5232
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP AND BUILD A HARDWARE PROTOTYPE OF A MULTIMODE, REUSABLE, HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCH FOR SLAPPER DETONATOR APPLICATIONS. THE HARDWARE PROTOTYPE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE DESIGN FOR A HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCH THAT DOES NOT EXHIBIT STALLING. IN ADDITION, THE SWITCH CAN BE TRIGGERED IN THREE MODES: DISPLACED CHARGE, ION INJECTIONS, AND PHOTO-ELECTRIC AVALANCHE. THE SWITCH ALSO WILL HAVE AN INHERENT SAFETY FEATURE THAT PREVENTS BREAKOVER TO VOLTAGES AS HIGH AS 10 KV UNTIL ARMED. FOR TESTING PURPOSES, THE SWITCH CAN BE TRIGGERED IN A RINGDOWN MODE OVER A 1000 TIMES. THE SWITCH WILL BE BASED ON A BOROSILICATE ENVELOPE WITH HOUSEKEEPER SEALS AND STRIPLINE PRIMARY CONDUCTORS. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROTOTYPE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE ELECTRICAL AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AS WELL AS PROVIDE A BASELINE TECHNOLOGY FOR A COST ESTIMATE. THE ANTICIPATED COST FOR THE SWITCH IS $12.00 IN HUNDREDS QUANTITIES.

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