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021-2022-9220 - Pulsed Power Modulation System Phase II

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0642
Agency Tracking Number: N211-087-1280
Amount: $999,980.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N211-087
Solicitation Number: 21.1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-08-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-08-29
Small Business Information
6300 Gateway Dr.
Cypress, CA 90630-4844
United States
DUNS: 614108918
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Landon Collier
 (719) 302-3117
Business Contact
 Ruth Craig
Phone: (714) 224-4410
Research Institution

High power microwave (HPM) sources have conventionally been driven by gas-switched pulsed power generators due to high voltage, high current, and fast rise-time requirements. However, these traditional technologies impose significant limitations on advancements in HPM technology due to low repetition rate, short lifetime, limited waveshaping capabilities, and difficulty of synchronization. Solid-state technologies, however, make possible a new generation of pulsed power drivers with wide-ranging pulse widths, fast repetition rates, and a high degree of waveform agility particularly well-suited for HPM applications. A solid-state alternative to traditional HPM drivers was developed during Phase I of this SBIR effort utilizing (1) SARA’s ability to evaluate, test, and package state-of-the-art (SotA) silicon carbide (SiC) die into large pulsed power systems, and (2) GeneSiC’s ability to develop SotA SiC devices. Building upon the Phase I development effort, a next-generation pulsed power modulator leveraging SotA semiconductor devices and advanced system architecture will be designed, built, and evaluated during Phase II.

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