SatCon Receives New Silicon Carbide SBIR Award

Boston, Massachusetts [] SatCon Technology Corporation received a new SBIR award from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for an advanced controller for Silicon Carbide (SiC) applications. The company claims electrical components and power systems using SiC devices can be built smaller and lighter, and operate more efficiently than systems using conventional silicon technology. In renewable energy applications such as photovoltaics and fuel cell electronics, efficiency and reliability are improved. Applications for SiC components and systems include motor drives for hybrid electric vehicles, aircraft and spacecraft power distribution and power conversion systems.