Integrated Simulation/Design/Analysis Infrastructure for SiC-based High-Temperature Power Conversion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,996.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-2599
Award Id:
73082
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-192-1988
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3016 Covington Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161183322
Principal Investigator:
CharlesLucas
Manager, Networking Services
(765) 464-8997
lucas@pcka.com
Business Contact:
PaulKrause
President
(765) 464-8997
krause@pcka.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In order to realize the full potential of Silicon Carbide and to facilitate its deployment in high-temperature power electronics applications, it is important to establish an integrated simulation, design, and analysis infrastructure to address the special considerations and numerous technical challenges that must be overcome and to support design at the device, subsystem, and system levels. The primary objective of this Phase I research is to demonstrate the viability of such an infrastructure. This will be accomplished in the Phase I by developing detailed two-dimensional electrical models of a PiN and SiC Schottky Barrier diode, which will be used as test beds for the Phase I research. Therein, the detailed electrical performance will be established directly from the physical parameters (geometry, doping profiles, and material properties). Concurrently, the feasibility of coupling detailed thermal and electrical models will be investigated and, because of the anticipated computational complexity of the coupled electro-thermo-dynamic equations, their partitioning for solution on a distributed computer network will be explored. Finally, due to the similarities of the underlying systems of equations, the application of this infrastructure to other branches of science and engineering, such as plasma physics, fluid dynamics, and combustion will also be investigated.

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