A Power Dense Modular Capacitor Charging Converter for Pulsed Power

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,946.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-12-P-4044
Agency Tracking Number:
N113-181-0224
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N113-181
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator:
Calman Gold
Principal Investigator
(603) 643-3800
cxg@creare.com
Business Contact:
James Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Industrial medium-voltage capacitor charging converters are currently limited in applicability for future Electromagnetic Rail Gun (EMRG) systems by low-power density, undesirable charging profiles, and incompatibility with shipboard DC voltages, liquid cooling, EMI, shock, and vibration requirements. A need exists to provide improved medium-voltage, power dense, and modular electronics to meet the electrical, environmental, and mission requirements of future combatant EMRG systems. In Phase I, we propose to design an innovative high-energy and power-dense modular capacitor charging topology for pulsed power systems. We will demonstrate feasibility by engineering analysis and simulation, and demonstrate a sub-scale working prototype. In Phase II, we will optimize the design for electrical performance, reliability, mechanical packaging, and compatibility with shipboard system installation requirements as a prerequisite to building and testing a full-scale prototype.

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