Calnetix Technologies’ defense and aerospace division will exhibit and present at the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering Technology Symposium (GVSETS) in Novi, Mich. from August 15-17.
Calnetix’s Director of Business Development, Matthew Farides will give a presentation entitled, “Development of a 500-kW Silicon-Carbide Bidirectional AC/DC Inverter for Electric and Hybrid Applications” on August 15 at 1:10 p.m. The presentation is based on a technical paper, which is co-authored by Calnetix’s Power Electronics Manager, Liping Zheng; Mechanical Engineer IV, Ryan Yates; Staff Engineer, Pana Shenoy; and former Calnetix Employee and Program Manager, Jun Isobe.
The presentation will describe the ongoing development of the Enercycle DC-1000 universal bidirectional 500 kW AC/DC silicon-carbide (SiC) inverter for military hybrid ground vehicles and discuss system-level challenges encountered in designing the inverter per requirements. Farides will explain the key design features, including high-speed inverter and DC static switch interfaces, a custom-designed DC bus capacitor that can withstand high operating temperatures, and interlock features to ensure operator safety.
“Calnetix’s Enercycle DC-1000 inverter combines emerging technologies, such as SiC power switching component and novel thermal management into a highly dense and rugged package for operation in harsh environments,” said Vatche Artinian, CEO of Calnetix. “The high-frequency inverter can meet the power conversion and distribution needs in military, airborne and naval applications and can be universally implemented in series-hybrid, parallel-hybrid and all-electric architectures.”
In addition to the paper presentation, Calnetix will showcase a cutaway model of Magnaforce high-speed motor generator and Enercycle DC-1000 inverter at Booth #534.
GVSETS is one of the NDIA Michigan Chapter’s key industry-government-academia events. The primary objective of GVSETS is to collaborate with industry, government, and academia in addressing the Army’s transformational requirements. The three-day event brings together defense executives, program managers, engineers, and other key decision-makers to discuss initiatives, programs, plans, and innovative technical solutions for manned and unmanned ground systems.
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