The proposed technology for development is intended to apply across multiple NASA mission systems, primarily in power conversion, management, and distribution. Applications include power bus conditioning and management from radio isotope, solar electric, or energy storage sources. The scalable power integrated circuit technology may be deployed within low voltage cubesat/nanosat platforms to large, high voltage, high power platforms and vehicles.
The proposed technology will benefit applications including whole building DC systems, data center power supplies, energy storage and renewable energy converters and inverters, industrial motor drivers, and electrical traction systems. It is expected that much of the scientific findings and technology from this SBIR will advance important systems in renewable energy and CO2 reduction. The proposed microelectronics can be applied in energy conditioning and integration for wind, solar, and energy storage applications. The technologies are also needed for high efficiency control, conversion, and distribution of electricity to reduce energy demand and consumption. The Phase I study results can contribute to reduction in CO2 emissions by increasing renewable energy generation and by reducing losses and consumption.