Low Cost, High Energy Semiconductor Switches

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32365
Amount: $98,799.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7435 Brunswick Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Perlick
 (612) 561-6322
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal describes new low cost, low risk semiconductor-based approaches to fuze trigger circuit technology. These innovative approaches build on the promising new technology platform developed by ARIA as part of earlier SBIR research. ARIA's technology platform, initially developed for driving extremely high speed (400 picosecond rise time), high peak current pulses (400A) through laser diodes, is based on off-the-shelf semi-conductor switching technology. This research will extend the scalable technology platform to achieve peak fuze currents of 1000-2000 A. Not customarily used in fuze triggers, this unique technology platform will advance the state of the art of Safe, Arm and Fire devices for both government and commercial applications.

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