High Reliablility, High Power Density, Silicon Carbide (SiC) Based Solid-State Circuit Breakers for Next Generation Military Weapons Platforms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,980.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-09-C-0157
Award Id:
86130
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-EP6-2004
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
535 W. Research Center Blvd., Suite 209, Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121539790
Principal Investigator:
Roberto Schupbach
Senior Engineering Manager
(479) 443-5759
mschupb@apei.net
Business Contact:
Sharmila Mounce
Business Operations Manager
(479) 443-5759
smounce@apei.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project seeks to develop an advanced flexible self-powered robust high power density solid-state circuit breaker (SSCB) through the incorporation of emerging silicon carbide (SiC) device technology and the implementation of advanced thermal management schemes. APEI, Inc. will analyze different SiC device technology presently available and carry out the initial design of a full-scale SiC-based SSCB. Additionally, APEI, Inc. will demonstrate the advantages of the proposed approach through the hardware implementation of a scaled-down (700 V / 50 A) Phase I technology demonstration prototype. Phase II work will target the complete development and testing of a full-scale SiC-based SSCB.

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