Multi-Stage, Multi-Phase, High Efficiency, Intelligent, Electrical Energy Conversion Unit for Navy and USMC

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-14-P-1151
Agency Tracking Number: N141-073-1002
Amount: $149,916.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2014
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: N141-073
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Small Business Information
2839 Paces Ferry Road Suite 1160, Atlanta, GA, 30339-5770
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Freeman Rufus
 Principal Engineer
 (770) 803-3001
Business Contact
 Janice Healy
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (770) 803-3001
Research Institution
There is a need by the Navy and USMC for innovative technology solutions to increase electrical energy conversion efficiency and density in order to reduce volume, weight, and cost for efficiently executing land- and sea-based operations that are limited by space, weight and portability. Global Technology Connection, Inc. (GTC) in collaboration with the University of Idaho (UI) addresses the development of a high power density, high efficiency universal power converter based upon matrix converter concepts. This program will leverage GTCs work on electrical power system modeling / diagnostics and UIs matrix converter work. The Phase I effort will concentrate on optimizing an initial power converter designs using physics-based modeling tools. Advanced digital controller based upon sliding mode or predictive control techniques complementing resonance switching will be developed to enable high efficiency power conversion. The universal power converter will be assessed according to size, weight, volumetric power density, efficiency, heat, and cost. Phase I will include the development of plans to refine and test the universal power converter. Phase II will refine and prototype the Phase I high efficiency universal power converter concept.

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