Novel Power Conditioning Concepts

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER85013
Agency Tracking Number: 85220
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 03 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
Mtech Laboratories, Llc
831 Rte. 67, Bldg. 45C, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020
DUNS: 021688440
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eduard Mueller
 (518) 885-6436
Business Contact
 William Wilson
Title: Mr.
Phone: (518) 885-6436
Research Institution
The DOE requires higher power semiconductor switches ¿ particularly Integrated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) ¿ for power modulators and power supplies used in future accelerator facilities. This project will develop a means of enhancing the performance of existing IGBTs, most notably by increasing the current-carrying capability of these devices, as well as their switching speeds. This approach also will provide improved device reliability. In Phase I, the devices will be tested and demonstrated in a half-bridge inverter prototype. In Phase II, the devices will be applied in DOE accelerator applications. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Beyond the DOE accelerator market, the commercial potential of these improved devices should impact any high-power switching application.

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