High Power, High Voltage, Ultra-Fast UV Triggered Diamond Switch

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-02-C-2236
Agency Tracking Number: 011PR-2162
Amount: $749,865.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2235 Polvorosa Avenue, Suite 230, San Leandro, CA, 94577
DUNS: 836439968
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Thompson
 Principal Scientist
 (510) 483-4156
 thompson@aasc.net
Business Contact
 Michael Boyle
Title: Vice President
Phone: (510) 483-4156
Email: boyle@aasc.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"The successful Phase I high power, high voltage UV triggered diamond switch effort has set the stage for this Phase II program, in response to commercial drivers found in the directed energy weapon, military radar, high speed rail transportation, and powerutility industrial sectors. The 1 MW power switching laboratory demonstrations for periods up to 10's of nanoseconds will be extended to prototype 100 MW power switching levels for durations of 100's of nanoseconds and burst mode operation at 50 Hz. Theprototype diamond switch module will be enabled by the development of a novel UV flash lamp which will dramatically extend the capability of the Phase I UV laser trigger. The building block nature of the prototype 100 kV/ 1 kA module will allow a widerange of applications to be supported by packaging the modules in various serial and parallel configurations. This will be demonstrated using two prototype modules innovatively configured to support 200 MW power switching."

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