High Power Density, High Efficiency, Scalable Pulse Power Delivery System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$78,848.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-13-C-0111
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-114-0606
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-114
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
TroyBeechner
Sr. Engineer
(321) 631-3550
tbeechner@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
MichaelRizzo
CFO
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
With the advent of pulse energy weapons, the transient characteristics of military aircraft power systems is changing. These new loads require power supplies that shield the pulse transient from the electrical distribution system, while also being highly efficient, power dense, and reliable. Mainstream proposes a lightweight, modular, hybrid pulse energy delivery system that is scalable to applications greater than 150 kW. The proposed solution will reduce the total system volume by 50%, lower cost by 30%, and increase reliability by 20% over current solutions. This high level of power density is achieved without the use of high temperature SiC semiconductors, which can significantly increase system cost. In Phase I, Mainstream will optimize the power electronic and thermal management system architecture, and develop the control system for both. Mainstream will also fabricate a small-scale prototype incorporating energy storage elements and the associated power electronic interface, experimentally verifying pulse power operation. In Phase II, Mainstream will demonstrate a full-scale prototype on a simulated aircraft power system. Mainstream"s proposed technology will not only improve the reliability and power density of military aircraft pulse power supplies, but can also satisfy commercial power supply goals.

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