Compact Pulsed Power Sources

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-M-2151
Agency Tracking Number: 011PR-1444
Amount: $99,797.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
602 Explorer, Austin, TX, 78734
DUNS: 014739655
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jon Mayes
 (512) 264-1804
Business Contact
 Jon Mayes
Title: President
Phone: (512) 264-1804
Research Institution
Compact pulsed power systems and power sources are rapidly becoming important in aerial-based military systems. With the increase usage of High Power Microwaves (HPM), advanced radar systems, electrical propulsion systems and space based laser systemsstate-of-the-art pulsed power modules take on increasing importance. Applied Physical Electronics, L.C. proposes two systems that offer compact, high power sources designed to meet the needs for short pulse and long pulse delivery needs. Both systems are presented as driver supplies for high power microwave generation;however, their use extends beyond that scope. Two systems are proposed: First, an Ultra Wideband voltage impulse, designed to deliver several GW pulses with pulse widths of a few nanoseconds and at repetition rates of up to 100 Hz. Second, a long-pulsesystem that is designed to deliver a 50 ns envelope of high frequency microwave energy (35 - 70 GHz). Each system is based on APELC's specialized development of compact Marx generators for missile defense and covert radar systems. Expertise in powersystems is offered by Texas Tech University, completing the system.Portable RF generators may also see equal opportunities in the commercial market as well. UWB sources may be used for impulse radar systems for drug interdiction. These same sources may also be beneficial during drug raids, disengaging the communicationsof the unfortunate. High powered microwave systems may also be used for food and water treatment.

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