In this Phase I program, Kyma Technologies will advance the state of the art in kV-class Schottky barrier diode devices utilizing Ga2O3 materials and domestically produced, chemically pure halide vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE)-derived epilayers and study radiation effects in these exciting new devices which are poised to offer improvements in size, weight, and efficiency over devices prepared from other wide-bandgap semiconductor materials. Phase I will also lay the groundwork for a more substantial modeling/simulation effort in Phase II to assist in rad-hard device design based on the expertise of CFDRC with Kyma feedback.
Applications for NASA include kilowatt-class power distribution systems for space vehicles and future lunar or Martian habitats. Additionally, power systems with reduced energy losses for remote sensing instruments or sensors for use in Saturn missions, Jovian moon missions, and deep space exploration.
Applications outside of NASA include industrial motor drives, PV inverters, hybrid and electric vehicles, and inverters for wind turbines.