A Power Dense Modular Capacitor Charging Converter for Pulsed Power

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