High-Power Compact Power Electronics for Electric Torpedoes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0346
Agency Tracking Number: N074-026-0328
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: N07-T026
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3300 A Westminister Ave., Santa Ana, CA, 92703
Duns: 112614594
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Lin
 (714) 554-5511
Business Contact
 Bob Liu
Title: President
Phone: (714) 554-5511
Email: bobliu@aegistech.net
Research Institution
 Leon Tolbert
 414 Ferris Hall
1508 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN, 37996
 (865) 974-2881
 Nonprofit college or university
This DOD STTR project is to design and demonstrate a SiC-based power converter system for electric torpedoes and underwater vehicles, addressing the related technical issues and quantifying the system benefits. The resultant SiC inverter will be capable of working at high power densities, high temperatures, and high frequencies, and thus achieving the advantages of high efficiency, small size, and light weight. In this Phase I, Aegis will carry out the technical feasibility study of the proposed SiC inverter, including: (1) Circuit design and modeling to evaluate the SiC inverter performance as comapred with a Si-based inverter , (2) High temperature packaging and thermal management to support the SiC converter work in the constrained environment, (3) Gate drive and contorl suitable for SiC power devices, and (4) Build and characterize the SiC inverter.

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