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advanced electrical materials and components development: an updateThe primary means to develop advanced electrical components is to develop new and improved materials for magnetic components (transformers, inductors, etc.), capacitors, and semiconductor switches and diodes. This paper will give an update of the Advanced Power Electronics and Components Technology being developed by the NASA Glenn Research Center for use in future Power Management and Distribution subsystems used in space power systems for spacecraft and lunar and planetary surface power. The initial description and status of this technology program was presented two years ago at the First International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference held at Portsmouth, Virginia, August 2003. The present paper will give a brief background of the previous work reported and a summary of research performed the past several years on soft magnetic materials characterization, dielectric materials and capacitor developments, high quality silicon carbide atomically smooth substrates, and SiC static and dynamic device characterization under elevated temperature conditions. The rationale for and the benefits of developing advanced electrical materials and components for the PMAD subsystem and also for the total power system will also be briefly discussed.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Schwarze, Gene E.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 2005
Subject Category
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2005-5717
Meeting Information
Third International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference(San Francisco, CA)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 22-612-50-81-12
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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