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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,899.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00167-11-P-0023
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-153-1272
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-153
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.
535 W. Research Center Blvd., Suite 209, Fayetteville, AR, -
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121539790
Principal Investigator:
Roberto Schupbach
Chief Technology Officer
(479) 443-5759
mschupb@apei.net
Business Contact:
Sharmila Mounce
Business Operations Manag
(479) 443-5759
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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