High Density Power Converter Electronics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N10PC20237
Agency Tracking Number: 10SB1-0410
Amount: $98,989.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: SB101-013
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
1965 Lycoming Creek Road, Suite 205, Williamsport, PA, 17701
DUNS: 028856420
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gareth Knowles
 Principal Investigator
 (570) 322-2700
 gknowles@qortek.com
Business Contact
 Cathy Brooke
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (570) 322-2700
Email: 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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