High power density power supply for next-generation radar applications utilizing emerging wide-bandap semiconductor devices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$149,899.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00167-11-P-0023
Solitcitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-153-1272
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-153
Small Business Information
Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.
535 W. Research Center Blvd., Suite 209, Fayetteville, AR, -
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
121539790
Principal Investigator
 Roberto Schupbach
 Chief Technology Officer
 (479) 443-5759
 mschupb@apei.net
Business Contact
 Sharmila Mounce
Title: Business Operations Manag
Phone: (479) 443-5759
Email: smounce@apei.net
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Present high power density Si-based systems are severely limited by the electrical and thermal performance of active and passive components as well as electronics packaging technology. As a result, the next-generation of radar power supply systems require a new and revolutionary power electronics technology that delivers far superior efficiency, response time, thermal performance, and miniaturization capability. This Small Business Innovation Research project seeks to develop high-voltage (up to 1000 VDC), highly efficient (>90%), and compact (>200 W/in3) next-generation radar power supplies utilizing emerging Wide Band-Gap (WBG) power devices in conjunction with advanced non-linear control and high power density packaging techniques. The new WBG-based radar power supply technology will be capable of fast response time (rise and settling times<10 s) and reducing the output stored energy to less than 1 Joule.

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