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Radiation-Resistant, High-Efficiency Direct Current-Direct Current (DC-DC) Converters For Spacecraft Loads

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-12-C-0102
Agency Tracking Number: F103-080-1143
Amount: $746,444.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-080
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-08-03
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1965 Lycoming Creek Road Suite 205
Williamsport, PA -
United States
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gareth Knowles
 Principal Investigator
 (570) 322-2700
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Research Institution

ABSTRACT: The proposed program will provide three important products to the space electronics community: [A] An extremely rad-hard (estimated>3Mrad) high isolation and processor-free converter that can provide an (unregulated) intermediary voltage that can supply 6V/20V at 25W/40W respectively. [B] An extremely rad hard high isolation and processor-free converter that can provide an unregulated intermediary high voltage that can supply 120V/2000V at 120W/500W respectively. [C] A multi-output two-stage tightly regulated, rad-hard (estimated>0.6Mrad), voltage controller providing power for both low-voltage CMOS components (e.g. 1.2V) and ancillary devices such as A/D, D/A components (e.g. 15V). BENEFIT: The ability of Ceramic Core technology to provide large step-down ratio at power and high efficiency provides the first ceramics technology that can realistically replace cell-phone and laptop AC/DC adaptors in smaller, more highly efficient modules. The Phase I technology is already being hardware evaluated by Defense Primes for munitions and radio (SDR) applications.

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