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TECHNOLOGY

Research

DTI has a strong, ongoing program grants under the US Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. We have a long and successful record of bringing products to market which were initially funded by SBIR grants. Since its inception in 1987 DTI has won over 130 SBIR awards and 50 Phase II programs from organizations such as the US DoD, DOE, USDA, and NSF.

 

This funding has enabled DTI to develop its PowerMod™ technology and to develop applications in radar, power conversion, high energy physics.

 

DTI's success has received significant attention within the technology community. Our line of PowerMod™ Pulse Modulators was selected twice by R&D Magazine as one of the 100 Most Technologically Significant New Products of the Year and we were selected by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative for their Small Business Innovative Research Award.

 

DTI divides its technology efforts into three major system areas, which address five major markets. These system areas are:

  • High Voltage Pulsed Power – pulse modulators at 5 – 500 kV, characterized by low duty cycle / high peak power.
     

  • Power Conversion – transition of electrical power in voltage and/or characteristic (i.e., AC-DC, DC – AC, and DC – DC) to meet specific requirements. Typically, these applications are characterized by their average power capability.
     

  • RF Transmitters – these systems utilize pulse power and power conversion specifically to drive an RF amplifier, such as a klystron, gyrotron, magnetron, or other vacuum tube amplifier. These systems are typically characterized by the need to integrate multiple subsystems (power supplies, modulators, RF components, and controls) to achieve the desired RF output characteristics.

DTI’s customers span a significant range of government (primarily DoD), industrial, and research organizations in the U.S. and around the world. DTI’s typical markets and applications include new capabilities and upgrades, as well as modernizations of existing systems.

 

The primary advantage DTI receives from the fragmented nature of this overall market is that it is populated by a relatively small cadre of experts and participants, with a finite set of significant opportunities. This concentration of participants allows even a small business, such as DTI, to engender considerable name recognition and market awareness with a relatively modest investment in publicity. Primarily, DTI addresses this through participation in the major trade shows / conferences relevant to this market. These include the IEEE Pulse Power Conference, IEEE Power Modulator Workshops, Euro-Asian Pulse Power Conference, Particle Accelerator Conferences, and International Vacuum Electronics Conference. These recurring conferences bring together the major developers, users, and interested commercial organizations in DTI’s major markets. Within these conferences, DTI typically both exhibits as a vendor, and participates as a technical contributor, presenting recent system and technical accomplishments. The combination of these activities over the last 20 years, in conjunction with informal discussions with other researchers, developers, and users, leads to a high degree of assurance that DTI will be in contact (directly or indirectly) with potential opportunities as they arise.

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