High Density Power Converter Electronics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,989.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N10PC20237
Agency Tracking Number:
10SB1-0410
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB101-013
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
QorTek, Inc.
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205, Williamsport, PA, 17701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
028856420
Principal Investigator:
Gareth Knowles
Principal Investigator
(570) 322-2700
gknowles@qortek.com
Business Contact:
Cathy Brooke
Chief Financial Officer
(570) 322-2700
cbrooke@qortek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed solid-state (non-magnetic) DC-DC converter technology offers the military a completely different approach to converters for ballistics weapon systems that has important advantages over conventional power conditioning for projectile weapons systems. We are proposing to translate this new technology all the way through to demonstrated fuze hardware that includes addressing both risk reduction and supplier stability through a disciplined Advanced Component Development and Prototypes (ACD&P) program with our Army prime contract partner. This will quickly lead to realization of affordable and reliable manufacture of voltage transform/high power handling solid-state power that would that can be ruggedly realized and very compactly packaged. The simplicity of the technology enables it to be rapidly matured as to enable Technology Readiness Assessment by DARPA/Army for key ballistics applications.

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