Cryogenic Power Electronics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-05-M-0054
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-EP4-4015
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MTECH LABORATORIES LLC
831 Rte. 67, Bldg. 45C, P.O. Box 227, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
021688440
Principal Investigator:
Michael Hennessy
President
(518) 885-6436
mjhennessy45@aol.com
Business Contact:
Eduard Mueller
Staff Physicist
(518) 885-6436
ekmueller30@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed program will focus on the development of a high performance, lightweight, high-voltage buck converter, which can be used in high power distribution systems where size and weight are a premium. The buck converter will be operated at cryogenic temperatures for increased performance. In Phase I, a small, low-voltage demonstration unit will be fabricated, and will demonstrate the overall system features of a low-temperature buck converter and associated devices. In addition, test data will be taken on high-voltage, solid-state switching devices and topologies, which are candidates for the high-voltage buck converter to be constructed in Phase II. The work capitalizes on the advances MTECH Laboratories has made in the field of cryogenic power electronics. The buck converter is intended for use in important, large-scale DOD electrical power systems, such as those planned for the US Navy's all-electric ship program.

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