Smart Adaptive Power Converter Control

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-02-C-0211
Agency Tracking Number: 011NM-2216
Amount: $649,540.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
200 Boston Ave., Suite 2500, Medford, MA, 02155
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mauritz van Schalkwyk
 Sensior Electrical Engine
 (781) 306-0609
Business Contact
 Marthinus van Schoor
Title: President
Phone: (781) 306-0609
Research Institution
"Mide is proposing to develop an adaptive mixed-signal controller for DC-DC converters. The controller will use adaptive control algorithms to enhance total system performance of switching DC-DC converters. The innovative concepts include: 1) digitalimplementation of feedback and feedforward power controllers for high frequency switching amplifiers, permitting load dependent tuning of controller operation 2) extension of synchronous rectifier concepts to allow power MOSFETs to achieve wider range ofterminal characteristics to assist in converter adaptation 3) investigation of variable power reactances for converter adaptation. Phase II will generate designs and validate these designs using breadboarded hardware. The adaptive controller will use ahigh power-density state-of-the-art DC-DC converter as baseline. This converter design will be examined to identify modifications needed to space qualify the design. Phase II will perform risk-buy-down elements of the space qualification test program andit will also design a mixed signal ASIC."

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