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Silicon Carbide Based Power Mangement and Distribution for Space Nuclear Power…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104257
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X8.03
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.
535 W. Research Center Blvd. Fayetteville, AR 72701-6559
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Silicon Carbide Based Power Mangement and Distribution for Space Nuclear Power Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CE58P
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

In this SBIR project, APEI, Inc. is proposing to develop a high efficiency, rad-hard, 100's kWe power management and distribution (PMAD) system for space nuclear power systems. The PMAD will utilize SiC JFET power switches; components which APEI, Inc. has irradiated under TID conditions to greater than 3MRad with little to zero change in device performance. The PMAD will implement a modular approach in order to increase efficiency and ease expansion, as well as a multi-level soft-switching power topology which will allow increased transmission voltages (up to 2 kV) and increased efficiency. APEI, Inc. will leverage over a decade of experience in developing high-power, high-density SiC-based power electronic systems in order to realize an efficient, power-dense PMAD solution for space nuclear power systems.

Principal Investigator:

Brad Reese
Principal Investigator
4794435759
breese@apei.net

Business Contact:

Sharmila Mounce
Business Official
4794435759
smounce@apei.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

Arkansas Power Electronics International, Inc.
535 West Research Center Boulevard, Suite 135 Fayetteville, AR 72701-6959

EIN/Tax ID: 710810115
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes