Novel Switching Devices for Accelerator Modulatros

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85866
Agency Tracking Number: 95858
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 14 e
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000161
Small Business Information
Mtech Laboratories, Llc
831 Rte. 67, Bldg. 45C, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020
DUNS: 021688440
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eduard Mueller
 Dr.
 (518) 885-6436
 ekmueller30@mtechlabs.com
Business Contact
 William Wilson
Title: Mr.
Phone: (518) 885-6436
Email: 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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