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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F04611-03-M-3045
Agency Tracking Number: O031-0251
Amount: $99,701.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1010 W. Stoughton #203, Urbana, IL, 61801
DUNS: 119289051
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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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