Solid State Switch for high voltage sub-microsecond pulsed power

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,996.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9451-08-M-0049
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-008-0477
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
APPLIED PULSED POWER, INC.
2025 Dryden Road, P.O. Box 348, Freeville, NY, 13068
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
622319986
Principal Investigator:
Howard Sanders
Manager
(607) 844-3426
hds@appliedpulsedpower.com
Business Contact:
Steven Glidden
President
(607) 844-3426
scg@appliedpulsedpower.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Applied Pulsed Power, Inc. (APP) proposes to develop a solid state switch for high voltage sub-microsecond pulsed power, using silicon carbide devices. The objective of the solicitation is to develop a compact, solid state pulsed power switch capable of switching 20-50 kV, and I > 5 kA with low jitter, fast rise time (~20 ns), L < 20 nH, pulse length 100 to 1000 ns, and up to 1000 Hz prf. APP has developed and presently sells solid state switches capable of switching 20-50 kV, and I > 5 kA with low jitter, pulse length to 1000 ns, and up to 1000 Hz prf using silicon thyristors. These switches are used for applications with pulsewidths >200 ns and di/dt of <100 kA/us. Patented packaging and triggering techniques are used to produce 20-60 kV switches from multiple identical lower voltage modules. We will apply these techniques to silicon carbide devices to produce low inductance (< 1nH/kV) switches with <20 ns risetimes.

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