Novel Switching Devices for Accelerator Modulatros

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-10ER85866
Agency Tracking Number:
95858
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
14 e
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mtech Laboratories, Llc
831 Rte. 67, Bldg. 45C, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
021688440
Principal Investigator:
Eduard Mueller
Dr.
(518) 885-6436
ekmueller30@mtechlabs.com
Business Contact:
William Wilson
Mr.
(518) 885-6436
wjm@mtechlabs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This project addresses very high power switches for accelerators used in high-energy physics research and particle research, which seeks to broaden understanding of fundamental physical properties. The accelerator community requires devices with higher performance and especially fast switching times under high-power conditions. MTECH has developed a novel topology that potentially increases both switching performance and efficiency, and will apply this technology to high-voltage, high-current modulators. Phase I will demonstrate the technology at the 6-kV, 2-kA power level, and Phase II will involve developing and testing of high-power modulator circuitry. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The proposed technology also holds great potential for use in future high-efficiency power distribution systems, power conversion for renewable energy sources tied to superconducting transmission lines, and high-efficiency motor drives for manufacturing facilities.

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