Fast Acting Solid State Silicon Carbide (SiC) based Fault Current Limiters for Electrical Distribution Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-08-C-4145
Agency Tracking Number: N062-134-0113
Amount: $299,979.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-134
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
ARKANSAS POWER ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL
535 W. Research Center Blvd., Suite 209, Fayetteville, AR, 72701
DUNS: 121539790
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Roberto Schupbach
 Senior Engineering Manage
 (479) 443-5759
 mschupb@apei.net
Business Contact
 Sharmila Mounce
Title: Business Operations Manag
Phone: (479) 443-5759
Email: smounce@apei.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Fast and accurate fault protection and isolation has always been an important feature of electric networks; in particular, this includes high reliability and robust networks such as the electric distribution systems of US Navy warships. This feature, however, is now critical for the development of next-generation warships (such as the Zumwalt Class DDG 1000) due to the present (and future) power requirements of the warship propulsion and weapons systems. The ability to protect, isolate and re-route power increases the warship fight-through capabilities, and thus is a high system design priority for the new destroyers. The main goal of Phase II of this program will be to develop a full-scale 4.16-kV / 4-kA three-phase SSFCL solution for the next generation Zumwalt Class Destroyer (DDG 1000).

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