Mini-PulPS: Miniaturized Pulsed Power Systems for Mission Critical Applications
The University of Houston aims to develop Miniaturized Pulsed Power System (Mini-PulPS) architectures to improve the power density (with 10-X reduction in capacitor size) and the life of converters used in pulsed power supplies. The University of Houston will perform multi-disciplinary research with Harvard University and Schlumberger-Doll Research Center for high- and low-power NMR applications. These technologies will improve the power converter system efficiency and reliability and reduce the risks of equipment or formation failures. If successful, Mini-PulPS will lead to disruptive adoption in oil and gas as well as healthcare applications in the near term and geothermal systems in the long term, for characterization of sub-surface formations and fluids.
The University of Houston will develop Mini-PulPS architectures, which will advance pulsed power applications and advance converter capability toward the miniaturization necessary for transitioning into mobile or handheld platforms.