Intelligent, Fault Tolerant and Robust Silicon Carbide based Power Management Unit for Aircraft Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-13-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: N103-203-0197
Amount: $499,953.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N103-203
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Arkansas Power Electronics International
535 W. Research Center Blvd., Fayetteville, AR, -
DUNS: 121539790
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Adam Barkley
 Sr. Power Electronics R&D
 (479) 443-5759
 abarkle@apei.net
Business Contact
 Sharmila Mounce
Title: Business Operations Manag
Phone: (479) 443-5759
Email: smounce@apei.net
Research Institution
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Abstract
Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc. (APEI, Inc.), and Moog, Inc. have allied to form a team devoted to the development of an intelligent, multi-channel, highly-miniaturized, high-temperature, Silicon Carbide (SiC) based Solid-State Energy Distribution Unit (SSEDU) to support emerging More Electric Aircraft (MEA) platforms. By the end of this proposed SBIR Phase II program, the APEI/Moog team will design, build, and test a multi-channel, fully-integrated, high-temperature capable (250°C), high speed (<100µs), SiC-based SSEDU demonstrator. The proposed SiC-based SSEDU (shown conceptually in Figure 1) combines APEI, Inc."s advanced high temperature SiC power module technology with the latest SiC devices (e.g., SiC DMOSFETs and TMOSFETs) in order to develop a SSEDU that follows a system architecture and vision provided by Moog. The initial platform targeted is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).

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