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Explosive Pulsed Power: Ferroelectric Generators for Advanced Munitions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-14-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: A141-071-0576
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14-071
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-08-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-02-25
Small Business Information
350 Wynn Drive
Huntsville, AL 35805-1961
United States
DUNS: 031994218
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Zac Shotts
 Principal Investigator
 (334) 524-2261
Business Contact
 Mr. Larry Altgilbers
Title: TPOC
Phone: (256) 955-1488
Research Institution

The overall objective of this Phase I effort is to investigate two topologies for generating >500kV pulses in an ultra-compact geometry that can be scaled over a wide range of sizes ranging from a geometry that would fit in a 2.75 inch rocket to that of a GMLRS warhead that could be seven inches in diameter, and 2ft. long. The proposed work will provide a new state of the art power supply topology suitable for driving a wide range of DEW systems suitable for use in munitions. The modular design of the Radiance proposed system has application to radar systems, as well as High Power Laser (HPL) systems, both of which are of interest to the Department of Defense (DOD). The proposed design has several advantages over traditional pulse power drivers and will be capable of producing the requisite 500kV output with various seed source inputs

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