Photon Initiated Thyristor Switches

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$625,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9451-09-C-0181
Award Id:
86538
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-008-1519
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3304 Lake Town Dr., Columbia, MO, 65203
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
127235161
Principal Investigator:
KennethFox McDonald
Chief Scientist
(573) 489-2776
mcdonaldkf@scieng.us
Business Contact:
EleanorMcDonald
President
(573) 489-8685
eleanormcd@scieng.us
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed solid-state "Photon Initiated Thyristor Switches" are a low risk approach that offer an outstanding opportunity to fulfill the near term switching requirements for numerous DoD systems including many of those pertinent to High Power Microwave sources for crucial Directed Energy applications. BENEFITS: The successful development of Photon Initiated Thyristor Switches will enable the development of pulse power generators for a variety of applications: including those requisite to the DoD, the linear accelerator community, and the commercial sector. The military is interested in modulators for high peak power electrical systems for manned and unmanned air vehicles, airborne and ground-based pulsed radar systems, high power microwave directed energy systems, etc. When combined with other elements of an impulse radar system, applications include airborne identification of obscured and uncooperative targets. The commercial sector is interested in modulators for high peak power electrical systems for high speed rail traction, utility power distribution substations, power modulators for particle accelerators, pulsed radar, land mine identification and mapping of underground utility lines and hazardous waste sites, etc.

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