Hollow-Cathode Capillary-Discharge Pseudospark Pulsed Power Units For Integrated

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,701.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
F04611-03-M-3045
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
O031-0251
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
STARFIRE INDUSTRIES, LLC
1010 W. Stoughton #203, Urbana, IL, 61801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
119289051
Principal Investigator
 Brian Jurczyk
 Principle Investigator
 (708) 955-6691
 bjurczyk@starfireindustries.com
Business Contact
 Brian Jurczyk
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (708) 955-6691
Email: bjurczyk@starfireindustries.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The micronization of spacecraft and satellite propulsion systems (size, weight, and power) will require an equivalent reduction in pulsed power unit (PPU) support hardware. There are scaling limitations in current solid-state PPUs in terms of sourcecurrent and response time. Recent advances in pseudospark technology show promise for miniaturization. Starfire Industries envisions shrinking the PPU onto a semiconductor chip with MEMS-scale components and integrating with a plasma pseudospark switchfor high-current fast-rise pulsed power for defense applications and plasma propulsion.This SBIR program will investigate the capabilites of a MEMS-scale PPU and integration with other satellite components

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