Cryogenic Power Electronics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-05-M-0054
Agency Tracking Number: O043-EP4-4015
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD04-EP4
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Small Business Information
831 Rte. 67, Bldg. 45C, P.O. Box 227, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020
DUNS: 021688440
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Hennessy
 (518) 885-6436
Business Contact
 Eduard Mueller
Title: Staff Physicist
Phone: (518) 885-6436
Research Institution
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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