LOW COST MINIATURE DC-DC CONVERTER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$303,799.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6306
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Quantic Industries Inc.
990 Commercial St, San Carlos, CA, 94070
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
William Marshall
(415) 595-1100
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DEVELOP AND BUILD PROTOTYPE MODELS OF A DC-DC VOLTAGE CONVERTER CAPABLE OF CHARGING A FIRING CAPACITOR FOR AN EXPLODING FOIL INITIATOR (EFI) FUZE. THE CONVERTER WILL OCCUPY LESS THAN 0.4 CUBIC INCH OF SPACE. PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS WILL EMPHASIZE RAPID CHARGE AND HIGH EFFICIENCY AS WELL AS LOW-COST PRODUCIBILITY. QUANTIC INDUSTRIES, INC. HAS ALREADY BUILT, ON INTERNAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUNDING, A MODEL THAT MEETS MOST OF THE REQUIREMENTS DESCRIBED IN A87-61. CONTINUED WORK IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ASSURE HIGH RELIABILITY AND LOW MANUFACTURING COSTS. THIS PROJECT WOULD MODIFY THE EXISTING DESIGN TO MEET THE PRECISE REQUIREMENTS, AND THEN BUILD AND DELIVER PROTOTYPE MODELS FOR HDL EVALUATION AND TEST. IN ADDITION, A PAPER DESIGN THAT USES THE MAXIMUM LEVEL OF CIRCUIT COMPONENT INTEGRATION AND SEMI-AUTOMATED PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES TO MINIMIZE PRODUCTION COSTS WILL BE SUBMITTED. WHEN A COMPACT, LOW-COST DC-DC CONVERTER IS AVAILABLE, ALL-ELECTRONIC PROJECTILE FUZES ARE FEASIBLE. THESE EFI-BASED FUZES PROMISE TO IMPROVE SAFETY, INCREASE RELIABILITY, AND REDUCE COST AS COMPARED TO CURRENT MECHANICAL DEVICES.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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