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Pulse Power Solutions, LLC

(Booth 308)

Pulse Power Solutions provides a wide range of products for high voltage pulse power experimentation.

Our product line includes; igniter and heater drivers for pseudosparks and thyratrons, ignitron igniter drivers, high voltage isolated power supplies, fast gas puff valve drivers, interferometer electronics, interlock systems, test equipment, visible light diagnostics, logic drivers, IGBT drivers, isolated voltage monitoring and frequency control systems.

These products were developed to fill specific needs in FRC research. These products have wide ranging applications in additional fields. Pulse Power Solutions mission is to provide reliable technologies for academic and commercial researchers in order to enable the timely development of research projects.

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(Booth 102)

The High Power Microwave Division designs, builds, and tests high power microwave (HPM) systems. A critical support element for this activity is modeling the physics occurring within the power systems, HPM sources, and antennas.

The High Power Microwave Division uses ICEPIC, a particle-in-cell code, to model these HPM sources. With support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Office, the High Power Microwave Division has successfully applied ICEPIC to advancing the capabilities of multiple HPM sources.

Fast, efficient results from the ICEPIC (Improved Concurrent Electromagnetic Particle In Cell) code are key to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s efforts to design high power microwave sources for electronic warfare and non-lethal weaponry. Parallelization of ICEPIC allows the use of DoD supercomputer assets to perform device simulations which would previously have been impossible, and also to obtain these results quickly, with little waste of expensive CPU resources.

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(Booth 104)

The Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate is located at the Phillips Research Site, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. The Directorate has a workforce of more than 600 people, an annual budget exceeding $130 million, and 670,000 square feet of working space.

The High-Power Microwave Division is the Air Force's center of excellence for high-power microwave technologies, managing all research and development in that area. This includes high-power microwave hardware and systems, as well as protection against an aggressor's microwave systems.

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate develops high-energy lasers, high-power microwaves, and other directed energy technologies for the United States Air Force and the Department of Defense . The Directorate is also involved with advanced optics and imaging technologies to improve the nation’s ability to precisely project these directed energies at the speed of light anywhere, at any time and with graduated intensity.

The Directed Energy Directorate places great emphasis on integrating and transitioning research technologies into military systems used by operational commands and maintained by the Air Force Research Laboratory's parent organization, Air Force Materiel Command.

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Las Vegas May 27-31, 2008

(Booth 100)

Conference Topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • High Voltage Components and Dielectric Breakdown
  • Repetitive Pulsed Power for Commercial Research and Applications
  • Repetitive Pulsed Power for Directed Energy Research and Applications
  • Closing and Opening Switches
  • High Power Microwaves, Modeling and HF Techniques
  • Accelerators
  • Electromagnetic Launchers

The conference hotel is Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, featuring an 11-acre tropical “beach” environment, 25 restaurants, a 30,000 square foot spa, unique boutiques and North America’s only AZA-accredited predator-based aquarium as well as the traditional Vegas shows and gaming events.

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(Booth 507)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). As a national security laboratory, LLNL is responsible for ensuring that the nation's nuclear weapons remain safe, secure, and reliable through application of advances in science and engineering. With its special capabilities, the Laboratory also meets other pressing national security needs, which include countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and strengthening homeland security against the terrorist use of such weapons.

The Laboratory is able to attract a superb workforce because of its exciting missions and opportunities to pursue leading-edge research as part of multidisciplinary teams. This keeps the Laboratory at the forefront of technical capabilities necessary for our national security mission and ready to effectively respond to evolving changes in national priorities.

Lawrence Livermore has an annual budget of about $1.6 billion and a staff of over 8,000 employees. It is home to over 3,500 scientists, engineers, and technicians together with professionals in many other disciplines to keep the Laboratory running in a safe, secure and efficient manner.

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(Booth 509)

The Plasma Physics Group (P-24) researches the basic properties of plasmas with a view to applications in important Los Alamos National Laboratory and national programs.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a world leader in national security science and technology. Established in 1943, the Laboratory attracts world-class scientists and provides them with the environment, facilities, and tools to direct their creativity and energy toward solving the nation’s most challenging problems.

The Laboratory’s vision is to be the trusted, competitive scientific solution for today’s and tomorrow’s national security challenges. The Laboratory applies science and technology to ensure the safety, reliability, and performance of the nation’s nuclear stockpile while enabling new and encompassing applications for homeland security, defense, and intelligence.

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(Booth 107)

Since 1949, Sandia National Laboratories has developed science-based technologies that support our national security. Today, the nearly 300 million Americans depend on Sandia's technology solutions to solve national and global threats to peace and freedom.

Through science and technology, people, infrastructure, and partnerships, Sandia's mission is to meet national needs in five key areas:

  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Energy and Infrastructure Assurance
  • Nonproliferation
  • Defense Systems and Assessments
  • Homeland Security

Sandia now employs about 8,500 people and manages about $2.3 billion of work annually. Sandia regularly partners with other government, industry, and academic institutions to accomplish our work.

Sandia is a government-owned/contractor operated (GOCO) facility. Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, manages Sandia for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. We seek collaborative partnerships on emerging technologies that support our mission.

We are one of the foremost technical institutions — staffed by the best and brightest people in their fields — carrying out programs that support the needs of the National Nuclear Security Administration, the DOE, and other federal agencies. We work in close partnership with both universities and industries to remain at the leading edge in accomplishing our work.

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(Booth 409)

Tera Analysis Ltd. is an international company with headquarters in Svendborg, Denmark. It was created in 1999 to inherit the activity of Tera Analysis Company (LA, California) in development, distribution and customer support of QuickField software.

We are very international. Our team members live in different countries, on different continents - we are united by Internet. And we rely on Internet for all kinds of our activity. We distribute software by Internet, support customers by Internet, and our main efforts for QuickField marketing are also Internet-oriented. We maintain several websites - company homepage, QuickField Support site, QuickField in Germany, QuickField in Denmark. We collaborate with SimTel network (www.simtel.net) and other major anonymous FTP sites in distribution of our free Students version.

The chief product of Tera Analysis is QuickField™ - a PC-oriented interactive software package for engineering analysis and design. With QuickField's multi-disciplinary analysis capabilities, you can optimize electrical, thermal and mechanical features of your designs, all within one package! In addition, the results of different analyses can easily be linked together, making it ideal for simulating multi-field coupling effects.

Dedicated QuickField Support team pays attention to every customer request - even if the free Student's version is used. World-wide network of business partners assures high level of local customer support That's why our customer base is really impressive - from the students of small universities in Africa and Eastern Europe - to the industry leaders and the most famous Universities and Research centers of the USA, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, France and Great Britain.

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(Booth 505)

Tech-X was founded in Boulder, CO in 1994 by John R. Cary, CEO and Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado and Svetlana Shasharina, Ph.D., Vice-President of Distributed Technologies. The company has been successful throughout its history in developing software solutions for research in high-energy physics, fusion, particle accelerators, and similar technologies. Tech-X uniquely combines simulation and modeling, massively parallel computing expertise, object-oriented software, and CORBA and Grid-based middleware to assist customers in solving the most difficult scientific problems. The company provides technical solutions through collaboration and product development and is dedicated to advances in science and engineering.

VORPAL is a software product for performing relativistic, hybrid plasma and beam simulations.  VORPAL supports 1D, 2D and 3D parallel electromagnetic and simulation of charged fluids and particles using a structured grid. World-class research institutions are actively using VORPAL in research to study problems such as modeling of laser wake field accelerators, electron cooling of ion beams, photonic band gap systems, RF heating of fusion plasmas, and breakdowns in microwave guides.

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(Booth 500)

Major Tool & Machine provides best value, turnkey, engineering, fabrication and machining services to critical pulsed power and fusion applications. Our extraordinary capability, capacity and experience is driven by our commitment to quality assurance. Compliance to commercial, military and nuclear standards are applied as specified, assuring our customers the required level of quality specific to their program. This allows us to participate as a critical hardware supplier to government, university and commercial customers at the highest level.

Major Tool & Machine, Inc. prides itself in providing unique solutions to our customer's challenges. To better meet the low and medium production requirements of our customers, Major Tool & Machine, Inc. maintains a 80,000 sq. ft. Production Facility (Plant #3). This facility offers multi-axis equipment, 5 ton lift capacity, and expertise in part sizes up to 60" cubed. Our Production Facility maintains a full compliment of services, including engineering support, material acquisition, machining, welding, press forming, non-destructive testing, painting, assembly, and CMM inspection.

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(Booths 501 & 503)

Since the launch in 2001 of the world’s first self-balancing personal transportation device, the Segway® Personal Transporter (PT), Segway has been working hard on a wider range of products and technologies.

The new Segway Personal Transporter (PT) represents the next generation in personal mobility, offering several advancements that make the ride even more intuitive and productive than ever before. Other examples of Segway Smart Motion technology, from the innovative, award-winning Concept Centaur, to the licensing of Segway Smart Motion technology to other third-party companies, demonstrate that Segway continues to challenge the assumptions and expand the boundaries of traditional transportation.

You can choose between the versatile and sleek flagship model, the Segway i2 with lithium-ion batteries standard); the Segway x2, or six different fully equipped packages tailored to such uses as commuting and golf.

The Segway i2 is a great way to enjoy the ride while commuting to work, running errands, or just traveling a short distance where a car is more hassle than it's worth. The Segway x2 brings added versatility to your world, offering sturdy capability in rugged off-sidewalk terrains such as trails, bike paths or beachfronts. The Segway x2 Golf package is an innovative, fun and flexible way to play around. And remember, fun is engineered into every Segway PT we build!

You may enjoy our videos that show the Segway being used off-road in NM, click here to see what they can do!

Segway New Mexico is an Authorized Segway dealer and will be available for Free Test Rides during the convention. Please call us at 505-244-1420 or visit our website at www.SegwayNM.com for more information on Segway Tours of Albuquerque, Rentals, and Sales.

Shawn Desmond

Segway New Mexico
1816 Lomas NW
Albq, NM 87104
(505) 244-1420

Tours * Rentals * Sales * Service
*Segway Authorized Dealers*

Come SegAway in New Mexico!

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(Booths 506 & 508)

Voss Scientific has 18 years of experience in the areas of electromagnetic instrumentation, instrument integration, component and system susceptibility test data collection and analysis, high-power, microwave source development, system and component hardening, and computational electromagnetics.

Since 1988 Voss Scientific, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has provided quality scientific, engineering, and R&D products and services to an expanding government and commercial customer base. Founded by Dr. Donald Voss, we provide quality scientific, engineering, and R&D services and products to an expanding government and commercial customer base.

These products and services support the production and usage of electromagnetic and laser-based directed energy technologies, including high intensity, time-compressed phenomena in the nanosecond to femtosecond time scale range.

As a small business, Voss Scientific offers a highly qualified and experienced technical team at an extremely competitive price structure. A multi-disciplinary staff of highly trained B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.-level scientists and engineers support a broad range of DoE, DoD and commercial customers.

Voss Scientific's company philosophy is to create a positive work environment that promotes personal and company growth while successfully exceeding our clients' expectations.

Voss Scientific personnel have been major contributors to the development of high power microwave technologies for over 2 decades. Contributions include research and development of state-of-the-art high-power microwave sources and antennas, diagnosis of devices and their radiated environments, susceptibility effects testing, and electromagnetic hardening.

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IEEE Job Placement Center

(Booth 109)

If you are interested in an opportunity to see who is hiring in the fields of plasma physics, pulsed power, high power microwaves or fusion, be sure to stop by the IEEE Job Placement Center!

The placement center is a free, voluntary service that serves as a place where companies looking to hire the best and brightest meet job hunters interested in these lines of work.

Representatives from industry, government and academia are able to look through the resume book for prospective employees. When a candidate is found, interviews may be scheduled on the spot at the conference.

Similarly, individuals looking for employment may view the job postings at the placement center booth and arrange to speak with hiring representatives as soon as convenient.

It is not too late to be included in the placement center. Follow the instructions at this link to get more information.

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(Booth 403)

BAE Systems is the premier global defense and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. BAE Systems has over 88,000 employees with major operations across five continents and customers in over 130 countries.

BAE Systems is at the forefront of Hybrid-Electric Drives and Pulsed Power system development and advanced gun technologies for current and future forces. BAE Systems is working with Pulsed Power as a system enabler for Electrothermal-Chemical (ETC) guns and Electromagnetic (EM) guns and EM Armor, as well as directed energy weapons. BAE Systems is under contract to develop and field an EM gun with Pulse Power System for accelerating projectiles solely through the application of electricity to achieve hyper velocities. The EM Weapon System also includes development Hypervelocity Projectiles.

BAE Systems Inc. is the US subsidiary of BAE Systems PLC. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, BAE Systems, BAE Systems Inc. consists of three Operating Groups providing services to; the aerospace and national security market with the latest developments for tactical networks, electronic warfare, avionics and controls, as well as sensors and system integration; integrated technical and professional service solutions for the U.S. national security and federal civilian markets. From Information technology and Systems engineering to subsystems integration and ship repair services and as a global leader in the defense industry BAE Systems is provides design, development, production and service support of armored combat vehicles, a total range of naval guns and weapon launchers, artillery systems and intelligent munitions.

BAE Systems with an established global reputation excels as a partner, prime contractor, integrator, and producer of defense systems. Meeting and exceeding customer performance requirements is just one of the ways BAE Systems Real Solutions. Real advantage.

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(Booths 101 & 103)

Saft is a world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech batteries for industry. Saft batteries are used in high performance applications such as industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, space and defense. Saft is the world’s leading manufacturer of nickel-cadmium batteries for industrial applications and of primary lithium batteries for a wide range of end markets. The group is also the European leader for specialized advanced technologies for the defense and space industries.

With approximately 3,800 employees worldwide, Saft is present in 18 countries. Its 18 manufacturing sites and extensive sales network enable the group to serve its customers worldwide.

For more information, visit Saft at www.saftbatteries.com.

Saft America, Inc.
Space & Defense Division
107 Beaver Ct.
Cockeysville, MD 21030

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(Booth 408)

UltraVolt, Inc.®, located in Ronkonkoma on Long Island, NY was founded in 1990 to take advantage of over 35 years of experience in the military and aerospace marketplace. The founders combine innovative entrepreneurial skills with extensive experience in high-voltage-power-supply design and manufacturing.

In its planning phase, UltraVolt completed a comprehensive market survey of over 80 industries and 300 applications. The results of this survey enabled the company to define and focus an intensive R&D effort to both design the product line and to standardize its manufacture.

In its production phase of development, UltraVolt recruited a team of experienced HV personnel to develop a manufacturing system based on concepts of automated surface-mount assembly and the best elements of certain military documentation procedures.UltraVolt, Inc., Products

The company facility is outfitted with specially designed, product/component-test, and burn-in fixtures including ATE and ESS. Vacuum encapsulation and specially configured cure ovens provide the necessary temperature-controlled environment for UltraVolt's thermally balanced encapsulants.

Inventory and material control requirements are met using an extensive, in-depth, standardized inventory of parts backed up by vendor stocks. Product quality is assured by UltraVolt's grass-roots-based quality system, and is focused through its Next Step Inspection System and by its Quality Coordinator. All aspects of their customer service are supported by their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

UltraVolt's standard-product DC-to-DC HVPS line currently consists of over 450 models. Standard accessories and options create more than 15,000 product configurations for commercial and military customers in more than 100 industries with over 400 applications. Their customers have found solutions to their needs from design features such as:

* Wide Input Range
* Arc Protection
* Short Circuit Protection
* PCB or Chassis Mount
* High Efficiency
* Specially Designed Shielding
* Wide Output Range
* TTL Enable/Disable
* High MTBF
* Fixed Frequency
* Small Size
* Low Stored Energy

* Std Accessories & Monitoring Config.
* Fully Regulated Programmable Output
* Conservative Component Rating
* Input Reverse Polarity Protection
* Effective Thermal Management
* Temp Compensated +5V Ref.

For application-specific configurations not supported by UltraVolt's standard product line, UltraVolt's Customer Service Department can assist on a modified standard. The modified standard can be re-ranged, trimmed, equipped with auxiliary outputs, or certified for extended temperature operation.

UltraVolt's staff is excited to be part of every design. Their focus is, and will continue to be: "Making High Voltage Easier!®"

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(Booth 511)

Diversified Technologies, Inc. (DTI) designs, manufactures, and markets the PowerMod™ line of solid-state, pulsed-power modulators and switching power supplies. The company employs its patented, proprietary technology to build power supplies and pulse modulators up to 500,000 volts and hundreds of megawatts of peak power from lower voltage solid-state components.

PowerMod technology is the recipient of prestigious local and national awards, and is recognized as a true breakthrough in electronics design.The company’s customers include the Departments of Energy and Defense, and leading domestic and international universities and private sector companies active in radar, high energy physics, food processing, wastewater treatment, semiconductor fabrication, and medical electronics.

Systems are in use at facilities such as the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Argonne National Laboratory, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Over the next several years, DTI will develop innovative, high power modulators and power supplies for the International Linear Collider under the auspices of grants from the Department of Energy.

DTI systems create the nearly-ideal “flat-top” pulses essential for achieving high performance in pulsed power applications. By overcoming the problems of inefficiency, limited lifetime, and lack of
pulse flexibility inherent in conventional vacuum tube systems, they are replacing tube-based crowbars in accelerators, driving klystrons, gyrotrons, magnetrons, and TWTs in high power RF systems, and eliminating thyratrons and PFNs.

PowerMod high voltage systems are recommended for applications in magnet control, RF transmitters, VED heating, electron beams, and power conversion. For DC-DC power applications in the 250 kW – 5 MW range, DTI offers systems using active regulator topology. PowerMod buck regulator and boost regulator power supplies take the place of large, low frequency, step-up and step-down transformers, and feature very high power-conversion efficiency and reliability.

Diversified Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Route 95/128 high-technology corridor. Company headquarters include 35,000 square feet of prime office, lab, and manufacturing space. The company sells its products worldwide, and is represented by local distributors in selected overseas markets.

Diversified Technologies, Inc. • 35 Wiggins Avenue • Bedford, MA 01730 USA (781) 275 - 9444 • www.divtecs.

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(Booth 406)

Welcome to ABB

As one of the world’s leading engineering companies, we help our customers to use electrical power effectively and to increase industrial productivity in a sustainable way.

ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 109,000 people.

Semiconductors from 300 up to 12000 A and 200 up to 8500 V:

A wide variety of high power semiconductors using conventional and future oriented technologies with high reliability fulfilling the demand of the traction, industry and energy transmission segments. This product portfolio comprises GTOs, IGBTs, IGCTs, Thyristors and Diodes in the power range of 300 up to 12000 A and 200 up to 8500 V at the highest levels of quality.

Pulsed Power:

For special requirements, ABB is producing optimized components for use in Pulsed Power applications. These components are designed for very high di/dt switching, fast turn-on in combination with very high current capability and high voltages, and most of them are integrated with driverunit which are optimized for pulsed applications.

Sustainability is integral to all aspects of our business. We strive to balance economic, environmental and social objectives and integrate them into our daily business decisions to create value for all our stakeholders.

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(Booth 202)

Axsys Technologies Precision Machined Products, Cullman, Alabama produces close tolerance exotic and conventional material components and flat optics for the space, defense and nuclear power generation markets. Axsys is the world's largest manufacturer of beryllium and beryllium containing components and products. Our products are used in a variety of applications including the James Webb Space Telescope, NPOESS, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-22, GOES, Minuteman III, Trident II, M1A2 Abrams Tank and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

Axsys has built the beryllium reflector blocks and associated hardware for a number of nuclear reactors worldwide since the mid-1970’s. Axsys is currently working with the Joint European Torus (JET), to produce the beryllium protection tiles for the ITER-Like Wall to be installed on the current fusion reactor.

The JET Facility machine is a large experimental device that forms part of the European Fusion Program. Its aim is to confine and study the behavior of plasma in conditions and dimensions approaching those required for a fusion reactor. The plasma is created in the toroidally shaped vacuum vessel of the machine in where it is confined by magnetic fields. Although the power is exhausted mainly in the diverter, a considerable fraction of the power is radiated and convected to the inner surface of the vessel, which at present is protected by a series of tiles made from carbon-carbon fiber components. For the ITER-Like Wall that will be installed on JET, there will be no carbon facing the plasma. This will be achieved by making the majority of the protection tiles from beryllium.

For more information, find us on the web at: www.axsys.com

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Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)

(Booth 208)

This program is administered through the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The Multidisciplinary Research Initiative (MURI) supports university research efforts intersecting more than one traditional science and engineering discipline. Multidisciplinary research teaming not only accelerates research progress in areas particularly suited to this approach by cross-fertilization of ideas but also help to hasten the transition of basic research findings to practical application.

We welcome your participation in an Open Annual Review of the Cathode and Breakdown Nanophysics MURI04 Program:

Please click here for more information.

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(Booth 206)

Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration

What is It? The Active Denial System (ADS) is a counterpersonnel, nonlethal, directed energy weapon.

The technology was originally developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and matured under the sponsorship of the Department of Defense’s Joint NonLethal Weapons Directorate. The ADS will provide our warfighters an extraordinary new capability – a nonlethal weapon with a range greater than traditional small arms.

The ADS projects a focused beam of millimeter waves to induce an intolerable heating sensation on an adversary’s skin, repelling the individual without causing injury. This capability will add to the ability to stop, deter and turn back an advancing adversary, providing an option to lethal force. The ADS’ nonlethal capabilities are designed to protect the innocent, minimize fatalities, and limit collateral damage.

How Does It Work? Active Denial Technology produces millimeter waves at a frequency of 95gigahertz and uses an antenna to direct a focused, invisible beam toward a designated subject. Traveling at the speed of light, the energy strikes the subject and reaches a skin depth of about 1/64 of an inch, or the equivalent of three sheets of paper. It produces a heat sensation that within seconds becomes intolerable and forces the targeted individual to instinctively flee. The sensation immediately ceases when the individual moves out of the beam or when the operator turns off the system.

The ADS has been the subject of an extensive test program that has been conducted in strict compliance with the procedures, laws, and regulations governing animal and human research. The tests have been reviewed and approved by a formal Institutional Review Board with oversight from the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office.

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(Booth 200)


The technologies and products developed at K&A Wireless, LLC bring a new immediacy and capacity to deliver video information. It helps clients improve their productivity in mission-critical tasks, operations and interactions by acquiring video data from anywhere and delivering it to anywhere. K&A is an innovative driver of technology, pioneering the concept of Direct Mobile Videocasting to the first responder community,

As the market leader of wireless and IP video solutions for firefighters and first responders, K&A also offers wireless video systems to other niche video applications, such as Camlite®, the ability to transmit video information from a mobile flashlight camera to anywhere in the world. With the extension of the wireless concept to mobility through EYE-View™, K&A is now aggressively diversifying into other markets such as law enforcement, security & surveillance and military market segments.


In commemoration of the 2007 IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science Conference, K&A is introducing DIRECT MOBILE VIDEOCASTING to the scientific community. With K&A’s EYE-View™ technology, scientific interaction is enhanced through the effective use of video across the Internet. The video images can be viewed by Program Managers, collaborative team members, industry partners, consultants and even equipment and component vendors. Welcome to Albuquerque and enjoy the show!

K&A Wireless, LLC is an innovative driver of technology whose mission is to develop, manufacture and market advanced technology solutions to developing markets where there is an identifiable need to transfer video, data and voice over a wireless link. Servicing the firefighting, security & surveillance, law enforcement and now the military markets, K&A has achieved successes through proprietary designs, fulfilling customer delivery requirements and customer relations unmatched in the industry.

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(Booth 210)

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, Inc. ) is the world's largest technical professional society with more than 377,000 members in approximately 150 countries, making it a leading authority on areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics. The IEEE has also created more than 860 (860) active standards and holds more than 300 major technical conferences each year.

Since their agreement in April 2001, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the IEEE Press have jointly developed and published books in the fields of electrical and computer engineering under the Wiley-IEEE Press imprint. All IEEE Press backlist titles are distributed by Wiley. Wiley-IEEE Press authors come from all areas of electrical engineering and computer science. Experts in their respective fields, our authors share a commitment to providing timely and effective information to meet the professional and educational needs of electrical and computer engineers.

According to the IEEE Press, the plan presents the opportunity to advance the mission of the IEEE book program, providing essential books for IEEE members at a discount and enhancing the image of the IEEE within the technical community. At the same time, the IEEE expects to significantly reduce the costs of the book program by taking advantage of Wiley's economies of scale in production and worldwide marketing. The IEEE member benefit of a 15% discount for IEEE Press books was preserved in the partnership agreement, and that feature was extended to Wiley books included in the imprint.

Those interested in having their work published and globally distributed under the Wiley-IEEE co-brand should follow the IEEE Press Proposal Guidelines provided on the Web at http://www.ieee.org/organizations/pubs/press/prpgd.htm.

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(Booth 207)

MICROWAVE SCIENCES, Inc. (MSI) provides services in High Power Microwave technology and applications. Our customers are private companies (technology houses, aerospace prime contractors), government agencies and universities.

Activities of principal interest are High Power Microwave (HPM) systems from conceptual designs to hardware, HPM effects testing and power beaming. Services are general execution of tasks and programs, consulting, proposal writing, program review, and technical writing and teaching.

What do you do?

We offer services at sharply lower cost in High Power Microwaves (HPM), bringing together teams of experts for specific projects in an economical manner. We provide services to our customers in the areas of:

• Technical Contracting in microwave propulsion, system concept development, and microwave source development.
• Consulting in infrastructure protection from EM attacks
• HPM Education-courses and workshops

When did the company begin?

MSI was incorporated as a California C-Corporation in January 1997.

Where is it located?

In Lafayette, California - in the San Francisco BayArea.

Who is Microwave Sciences?

Dr. James Benford runs the company. Microwave Sciences obtains additional manpower by sub-contracting to associates, who are persons and organizations currently affiliated with MSI on a sub-contracting and consulting basis:

  • Dr. John Swegle, J-Two, HPM sources and applications, foreign HPM.
  • Prof. Gregory Benford, Abbenford, Inc., theory of plasmas and space applications.
  • Mr. Roger Hitchcock, pulsed power
  • Dr. David Giri, Protech, antennas and propagation
  • Prof. Edl Schamiloglu, AHS, concepts and experiments

Microwave Sciences supports the HEIMDALL HPM Systems Concept code. To enable users to understand the operation and outputs of the code, we provide

  • Training Workshops in use of the code.
  • CD of Technology Algorithms that make up the heart of the code,
  • Consulting in its use for HPM system concept design

HEIMDALL is an expert-system code designed to aid quick--but reasonably detailed-- examinations of complete HPM Systems. The user-friendly interface gives the user maximum control over system design, while keeping the user warned of limits for any of the technologies. In HEIMDALL, any system is divided into technology types.

The mode of operation is to build up the system--technology by technology, using an algorithm for each technology-- and see what it produces.

What’s at your booth?

We’re featuring the new textbook, High Power Microwaves, 2nd Edition, from Taylor & Francis, the standard book in the field (1st edition, Artech House, 1992). We now offer a Solutions Booklet for the 114 problems in the textbook.

And we are taking orders for the CD of HPM Technology Algorithms.

For more on MSI, see our website

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(Booth 402)

When measurement matters, engineers, scientists, manufacturers, businesses, researchers, and government agencies rely on Agilent tools and solutions.

From home entertainment to homeland security, from food safety to network reliability, and from communicating wirelessly to discovering the genetic basis of disease, Agilent provides the measurement capabilities that make our world more productive and a safer, healthier, more enjoyable place to live.

No other company offers the breadth and depth of measurement tools and expertise to meet the world’s critical requirements for electronic and bio-analytical measurement. With our long track record and our exclusive focus on measurement, Agilent is the global industry leader—by virtually any measure.

Agilent's electronic measurement business provides standard and customized electronic measurement instruments and systems, monitoring, management and optimization tools for communications networks and services, software design tools and related services that are used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronics equipment and communications networks and services.

In communications test, Agilent sells products and services for the following types of networks and systems: fiber optics networks, transport networks, broadband and data networks, wireless communications and microwave networks. We also provide solutions to enable network, service and customer assurance for network operators.

General purpose test products include general purpose instruments, modular instruments and test software, digital design products, parametric test products, high frequency electronic design tools, electronics manufacturing test equipment, thin-film transistor array test equipment, nano-positioning systems, atomic-force microscopy and scanning probe microscopy.

Agilent Labs is our central research organization based in Santa Clara, California, with satellite offices in Beijing, China; Everett, Washington; Leuven, Belgium; and South Queensferry, Scotland.

Agilent Labs engages primarily in two types of research: 1) applied research that leads to technology that can be transferred to our existing businesses in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis, and 2) research that creates new businesses that are outside of our current markets but within our fields of interest. Agilent Labs also provides technology integration across our company.

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(Booth 407)

Founded in 1946, ICAR rapidly acquired and constantly maintained a leading position in the research and development of capacitors and components where the capacitor is the main part.

As a forerunner ICAR started developing the metallized polypropylene capacitors in the early sixties. Moreover ICAR realized, since the beginning, the importance of developing its own film metallization facilities, in order to have the control of the process from the base polypropylene film onwards to the finished capacitor.

ICAR reputation as one of Europe’s leading capacitor specialists is based on over 50 years experience in the design, development and production of high performance Capacitors.

ICAR manufactures and markets Lighting and Motor Capacitors, low and high voltage Power Factor Correction Equipment, Power Electronic and Special Capacitors, EMI/RFI Filters.

ICAR produces: power correction connectors; - power electronic capacitors; - motor run capacitors and lighting capacitors both in plastic case and in metal case with over pressure safety disconnector; - coupling capacitors, capacitive voltage transformers; - energy storage and pulse capacitors; - high voltage D.C. generators; - radio interference suppression filters; - delay and pulse networks.


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(Booth 209)

National Security Technologies LLC (NSTec) is a proud financial contributor to and technical participant in the 2007 PPPS Conference.

NSTec, formed in 2005, is a joint venture between Northrop Grumman Corporation, AECOM, CH2M Hill, and Nuclear Fuel Services. Together, our companies provide a repertoire of integrated solutions for our customers in principle missions of Stockpile Stewardship, Homeland Security & Defense Applications, and Environmental Management.

NSTec manages operations at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) and its related facilities and laboratories for the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration. Our vision is to transform the NTS as a unique national resource into America's national security proving ground, the preferred place for conducting high hazard experiments vital to the security of the United States.

In supporting National Weapon Laboratory customers we are developing expertise in pulsed power applications producing “extreme states of matter” for defense-related experimentation in pulsed X-ray and neutron generation such as Isentropic Compression Experiment (ICE) fielding for dynamic materials characterization, source development for ICE and compact radiography applications, diagnostics for intense X-radiation sources, and support for nuclear weapon component certification in hostile environments.

We field a full spectrum of diagnostics ranging from miniature fiber sensors to room-sized velocimetry systems on platforms such as Z (Sandia), NIF (Livermore), DAHRT (Los Alamos), Phoenix (NTS), Cygnus (NTS), Dense Plasma Focus (NTS).

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(Booth 502)

The mission of the DIII-D Research Program is to establish the scientific basis for the optimization of the tokamak approach to fusion energy production. The DIII-D Program is a cornerstone element in the national fusion program strategy.

The DIII-D Program is a large international program, with 90 participating institutions and a research team of 515 users. General Atomics operates DIII-D for the Department of Energy through the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences as a true user facility. DIII-D research has been recognized a record four times with the American Physical Society Excellence in Plasma Physics Prize.

General Atomics has been conducting magnetic fusion research since the 1960s and has been a pioneer in the toroidal magnetic confinement device called a tokamak. More specifically, this work has been with non-circular cross-section tokamaks including Doublet II and Doublet III and today with DIII-D. This early work led to the creation of similar machines worldwide, such as JET (U.K.), TCV (Switzerland), Asdex (Germany), and JT-60 (Japan).

ITER, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, is a worldwide fusion effort and will be built in France. DIII-D with its non-circular cross-section and versatile experimental capability has had a profound impact on the redesign of ITER, including the development of the physics basis for key ITER issues and advanced ITER operation.

Research on DIII-D is open to proposals from all countries with which the DOE has a cooperative agreement. Worldwide, a total of 451 research proposals were received for the 2004-2005 research campaign. Funding-constrained runtime means about 100 research proposals can get time in any year; hence, the research backlog is generally about 4 years.

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About Us
L-3 Communications Pulse Sciences began as the pioneers in Nuclear Weapons Effects (NWE) simulator engineering, fabrication, installation and operation. This experience led us to the development of pulsed power hardware for other military, commercial and industrial applications.
Advanced Radiography
L-3 Communications Pulse Sciences for many decades has been creatively involved designing, engineering, building, testing, and delivering intense radiographic systems and related hardware to customer’s world wide.
Nuclear Effects
L-3 Communications Pulse Sciences operates the only commercially based above ground NWE testing facility in the nation through government sponsorship. These systems range in peak power outputs from 0.1 to 30 terawatts.
Directed Energy Systems
L-3 Communications Pulse Sciences is the only domestic supplier of products supporting high power microwave susceptibility testing at threat levels. We have developed and sell a line of Vircators, relativistic magnetrons and Super-Reltrons expressly for that purpose. We also build high average power (up to 300 kW)
Sterilization & RF Systems
L-3 Communication Pulse Sciences offers unique electron accelerator systems for many different applications; such as medical devices sterilization and food irradiation. We are a leading supplier of medical and industrial, magnetrons. pulsed magnetrons, rebuilt guides; klystrons; magnetrons; and electron guns for linear accelerator.
Flash X-ray Systems
Flash X-ray systems provide a unique method of imaging very fast events which cannot be captured using normal photographic techniques. X-ray images can be obtained in 20 to 50 nanoseconds even through smoke, fire and metal.
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(Booth 111)

Ktech Corporation, an employee-owned company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is dedicated to providing outstanding technical support services, sound scientific and engineering work, and proven management expertise to a wide variety of government and industry clients.

Ktech Corporation employs an integrated manufacturing approach, combining our state-of-the-art technologies with a dedicated manufacturing team that ensures on-time product delivery and product integrity. From design and engineering to solid modeling, material planning/review to packaging and shipping, we are there to meet your most time-sensitive and stringent budgetary requirements.

Ktech's precision machine shop provides prototype, R&D, and production machining and light assembly for Sandia National Laboratories, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and commercial customers.

Ktech Corporation has a large staff of highly skilled pulsed power personnel to support the design, construction and operations and maintenance (O&M) of pulsed power systems of any size. We have extensive experience in building pulsed power systems with energy stored from a few joules to greater than 10 megajoules, and with pulse lengths from a few nanoseconds to milliseconds.

Customers can provide their own drawings or utilize our corporate resources to assist them with designs and drawing preparation using Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools such as SolidWorks, Pro/E and AutoCAD. We have a compliment of manual and new CNC equipment to handle both short run and production machining jobs. We have an aggressive standard lead time and extended hours to assist those customers that have to meet critical deadlines.

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(Booth 401)

TSP is a customer-driven company that develops, fabricates, and tests state-of-the-art mechanical and electronic products. Our customer base includes a variety of commercial and government clients. We are driven to provide products and services in a timely manner, at an economical cost, and to maintain the highest quality standards in our industry. Our dedication to excellence traverses from our innovative designs and craftsmanship to our commitment to our employees and the surrounding community where we live and work.

Since 1985 TEAM Specialty Products (TSP) Corporation has specialized in taking the customer's ideas through the design stage, prototyping, and final production of their products. TSP has developed a comprehensive vendor support system with every conceivable expertise throughout the United States.

We will fabricate products from the customer's drawing specifications or work with the customer to develop the needed specifications. TSP has its roots in research & development for the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense developing expertise in the design and fabrication of unique and complex devices.

TSP has experience in making specialized products for experiments involving severe radiation & temperature environments. We have designed and developed numerous electrical and electronic systems (i.e., power supplies -hi & low voltage, pulse generators, explosive fire sets, LASER systems, etc.). Our 3 facilities include over 24,000 square feet of production manufacturing, fabrication, assembly,and laboratory area.

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(Booth 510)

HEM Technologies is a leading edge research company in the fields of ultra-compact pulsed power and high power devices. It's aim is to research and develop innovative devices in the areas of directed energy, hazardous waste neutralization, and biohazard control.

HEM Technologies is a young company formed in 2003 by Owner and Chief Scientist Dr. David Hemmert; it is currently conducting research for the US Army, Navy, and Air Force and has a close working relationship with the Texas Tech Center for Pulsed Power and Power Electronics in Lubbock, TX.

We are interested in conducting systems research for ultra-compact pulsed power, providing ultra-compact battery and high explosive systems to support parent research, and consulting on pulsed power systems for high power microwave generation. Our staff, employees, and consultants command extensive knowledge and experience in the pulsed power field and are eager to help you find a solution for your application.

HEM Technologies
602A Broadway St.
Lubbock, TX 79401

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(Booth 201)

NOVACAP, a Dover Company is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. NOVACAP grew by supplying difficult to produce Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor (MLC) products to the aerospace, military, medical, telecommunications, computer, and oil exploration markets.

NOVACAP offers a line of MLC pulsed power chip capacitors which provide exceptional discharge energy at elevated voltages. These devices are manufactured using a unique dielectric formulation which has a positive voltage coefficient and a high dielectric constant.

Applications include but are not limited to detonation circuitry, oil exploration circuitry, photo flash, laser, power interruption and power storage modules. Multiple units can be used in series, parallel or series-parallel arrangements for increased delivered energy. Additional standard case sizes, custom designed sizes, and assemblies are also available please consult the factory.

NOVACAP is dedicated to satisfying our customer’s capacitor needs. We offer excellent customer service and have extensive test facilities that enable us to offer our customers the best quality available. NOVACAP specializes in application specific multilayer ceramic capacitors and capacitor assemblies. Our product offerings included surface mount capacitors from the 0402 case size to larger high voltage units (up to 10kV) for Commercial and High Reliability applications.

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(Booth 400)

e2v is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of specialised components and subsystems, falling within two product groups:

Electronic tubes • Sensors and Semiconductors   

e2v's products are supplied into three core market areas:

Medical & Science: Sensor technology includes imaging sensors for intra-oral and panoramic dental X-ray, mammography, life science applications and X-ray microscopy. Electronic tubes are the enabling technology behind radiotherapy cancer treatments, microwave medical therapy and high-energy physics.

Aerospace & Defence: Sensor technology includes military surveillance, targeting and guidance, space-based imaging and astronomy and radar & electronic warfare and broadband data converters and microprocessors for aerospace applications. Electronic tubes provide the enabling technology behind radars, electronic countermeasures (ECM), electronic warfare and satellite communications.

Commercial & Industrial: Sensor technology includes marine radars, industrial safety sensors, automotive radars and alarms, thermal imaging cameras used by fire fighters, CCD and CMOS high resolution area scan cameras for industrial inspection. Electronic tubes provide enabling technology behind TV broadcast, satellite communications, marine radar and food & industrial processing.

The overall purpose of the business is to grow sustainable shareholder value whilst appropriately meeting the expectations of customers, people, partners, suppliers and the wider community.  e2v's vision is to create value through bright ideas in technology and materials science.

The Company's mission is to place customers at the heart of the business, providing enabling products of premium quality that extend technical barriers and enhance the competitive position of our partners.  

e2v has approximately 1,800 employees worldwide with three UK based manufacturing sites in Chelmsford, Lincoln and High Wycombe, and one in Grenoble, France.  In addition e2v has sales offices in the UK, USA, Germany, France and Hong Kong, as well as a network of distributors and representatives covering other key territories.

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(Booths 309 & 311)

General Atomics Electronic Systems (GA-ESI), formerly part of Maxwell Technologies, is globally recognized as the leading U.S. developer and manufacturer of advanced high voltage capacitors, capacitor charging power supplies, pulse power systems and sub-systems for pulse power and other demanding applications. Our primary markets include national laboratories and universities, energy and defense contractors, and medical and industrial companies worldwide. Our experienced Team is dedicated to providing quality products on-time, with emphasis on customer support. Our state of the art facility, located in San Diego,California, is ISO 9001:2000 certified and with our top rated ERP system, you can feel confident about purchasing our products.

GA-ESI sets the pace with advanced film capacitors, high voltage capacitors, high energy capacitors, metallized capacitors and high current capacitors for demanding applications. The GA-ESI CCS Series of capacitor charging power supplies is your very best solution for critical, high performance capacitor charging applications. When it comes to technology, quality, reliability, dependability, performance and price, you’ve come to the right place when you’ve come to GA-ESI!

GA-ESI has successfully applied our Products and services to every conceivable Pulse Power Application. Whether you are developing the latest Modulator, Laser, X-Ray Generator or High Performance Energy Storage Capacitor Bank, call onthe charge specialist: General Atomics Electronic Systems

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(Booth 307)

Lambda Americas Inc. is a leading producer of high current and high voltage power sources. Ranging in output from 200W to over 100kW, Lambda Americas products provide power to many of today's semiconductor, automotive and component burn-in systems. Lambda Americas- power supplies are also used in medical applications (light sources, laser surgery, Magnetic Resonance Imaging), oil well logging, electroplating, particle physics research and other general laboratory and in industrial processes.

Founded in 1948, and headquartered in Melville, NY, Lambda Electronics, Inc. is a world leader in standard power supply solutions such as AC-to-DC owner supplies, converters and accessories. Lambda's products are found throughout the world, powering high-tech telecommunications, data communications, computing/electronics, office and industrial systems.

Lambda Americas was founded as a manufacturer of electronic instruments to serve the military R & D market. In the years following its inception, then Electronic Measurements became more involved in the design and development of DC power supplies. EMI was purchased by Rowan Industries in 1964 and in 1970, was spun off to become a privately held corporation.

Growth in power supply technologies continued through acquisition of New Jersey Electronics (NJE), manufacturer of fixed output AC/DC power and Applied Laser Electronics (later shortened to ALE systems, Inc.) ALE provides innovative high voltage/high power products for Lasers, Power Modulators, RF tubes and Accelerators.

In 1986, EMI was acquired by Berwind Group, a 120 year old, family-owned business. In 1995 EMI moved from Berwind Industries, as a wholly owned subsidiary, to a company under management by Berwind Financial, allowing EMI senior management to take equity positions. In 1998, Electronic Measurements, Inc. (EMI) was acquired by Siebe Power Controls, a division of Siebe plc, the parent company of Lambda Electronics, Inc.

Today, Lambda Americas (with ALE systems) is a vertically integrated manufacturer employing approximately 300 people. In 1995 EMI obtained ISO 9001 certification. All manufacturing is done in Neptune, New Jersey, in a modern 100,000 sq. ft. company-owned-facility. Lambda Americas Inc: power supplies are used throughout the world and have a reputation as a well engineered, high quality products, at a competitive price.

Quality excellence is the foundation for management of our business and provides the principle strategy for achievement of our goals as a world class manufacturer through customer satisfaction.

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(Booth 301)

A pioneer in high power semiconductor applications, Powerex offers a broad line of products, including IGBTs; MOSFET Modules; Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs); DIP-IPMs; Module Accessories; Discrete Thyristors/SCRs; Discrete Rectifiers; Thyristor and Diode Modules; Fast Recovery and Three-Phase Diode Modules; Assemblies; IGBT Assemblies; and Custom Modules. Powerex supports many markets, including transportation, AC and DC motor controls, UPS, alternative energy, medical power supplies, welding, industrial heating, electrical vehicles, aircraft and communications.Powerex turns ideas into cost-effective products and is a leading supplier of discrete, modular and integrated high power semiconductor solutions, supporting many markets, including:

  • Transportation
  • AC and DC Motor Controls
  • UPS
  • Alternative Energy (WIND, Photovoltaic)
  • Medical Power Supplies
  • Welding
  • Industrial Heating
  • Electrical Vehicles
  • AircraftCommunications

Powerex and its strategic partners maintain a commitment to research and innovative product development to meet customer power semiconductor requirements, including:

  • Decreased Component Size
  • Reduced Costs
  • Increased Energy Efficiency
  • Switches that
  • Operate at Higher Frequencies
  • Are More Reliable
  • Offer Integrated Functions

Powerex standard and custom products are all supported by its world-class applications engineering staff.

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(Booth 310)

Stangenes Industries, Inc. produces Isolation Transformers, Current Monitors, Charging Inductors, and many other magnetic components designed and manufactured to customer specifications.

We are the worldwide leader in the design and production of high-voltage pulse transformers for high-power microwave tubes.  

Stangenes is equipped to design, manufacture, and test all types of custom magnetic components according to military specifications, such as MIL-T-27, and maintains a quality control system to the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and MIL-I-45208.

Our high voltage, high power pulse modulator is used for testing pulse transformer cores, making dielectric tests, and for testing completed pulse transformers. Stangenes Industries, Inc. also has a test system capable of corona testing up to 25 kV rms, to requirements of MIL-T-27 and ASTM.  

Stangenes Industries also offers a full selection of tape-wound, soft magnetic cores through its wholly owned subsidiary, MK Magnetics, Inc.  

Learn more about our products and service capabilities. Stangenes Industries, Inc. 1052 East Meadow Circle Palo Alto, CA 94303-4271 ph: 650.493.0814 fx: 650.855.9926 info@stangenes.com

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(Booth 411)

SBE Inc., dba SB Electronics, designs and manufactures the most reliable Film Capacitor Products for today’s demanding applications. We have developed unique technology (patent pending) in pulse design and continue to introduce new technologies to support the Homeland Security, Electric Utility, Energy Efficient Lighting, Medical and Automotive/e-drive markets. Formerly a Sprague Electric company, the company has evolved from a supplier of high volume standard products to additionally providing application specific capacitor solutions. SBE will push the envelope of available technology and we are working constantly to create new technology as well.

While new technology is entering, we have not reduced our support of traditional products. We manufacture the well known Orange Drop® and 192P Pacer® Film Capacitor lines, both of which have reliably served the industry since 1959!

SBE continues to focus on expanding our product offerings. ALL of our products are supported by the comprehensive service you have grown accustomed to.

Why choose SBE?

Our focus is on Film capacitor products. SBE has the experience, technical expertise and supporting staff to design and deliver the film capacitor you need, when you need it. High voltage, tight tolerance, demanding peak currents, high frequency; whatever your application, SBE can help you specify the right part. Our products are designed for life and reliably manufactured to provide the best electrical performance for your application. Located in the pristine Green Mountains of Vermont, SBE benefits from a traditional “Vermont work ethic”, which is comprised of hard work, pride in craftsmanship, dedication and attention to detail.

Our Company Philosophy

SBE’s Mission, Vision and Core Operating Values center around our critical success factors; which include technical superiority, comprehensive application support, high volume experience, short lead-times and dependability.

SBE takes great pride in providing friendly customer service by people who answers your questions in a comprehensive and timely manner.

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HV Component Associates

(Booth 410)

HV Component Associates (HVCA) specializes in the design, development and manufacture of high voltage rectifiers, bridge rectifiers and special assemblies for specific customer applications. CKE is a manufacturer of high voltage silicon rectifiers, MOVs, selenium suppressors, silicon carbide varistors, high voltage disk ceramic capacitors, high current/high voltage assemblies and also builds custom assemblies for unique requirements.

To expand production capabilities, Dean Technology Inc. formed a joint venture with its main diode diffusion factory in 2003. Anshan Sun Locus HV Components Corp., Ltd. (ASL) is a Sino-American joint venture located in Anshan, Liaoning China. Founded in 1990, the factory prides itself on quality and has been awarded the ISO 9002 certificate.

The administrative and technical group of HVCA, CKE and ASL is comprised of individuals who have pioneered high voltage rectifier technology for almost half a century. Our combined experience, along with advanced technology, is incorporated into the design and manufacturing techniques used to produce our products. This benefits our customers, who receive the most economical and highest quality products available.

In April of 2005, Dean Technology, Inc. purchased High Voltage Power Systems, Inc. from Collmer Semiconductor, Inc. and changed the name to High Voltage Power Solutions, Inc. (HVPSI).

For 26 years, Collmer/HVPSI was a custom manufacturer of high voltage power supplies, multipliers, diodes, rectifiers and surge suppression equipment. Their products are found in residential, commercial and industrial air cleaners, commercial and military instrumentation, as well as medical, dental and industrial x-ray equipment.

Following the acquisition, the rectifier and surge suppression manufacturing was merged with Dean Technology’s other companies that specialize in those areas. In December of 2005, HVPSI moved its custom high voltage power supply manufacturing operation to a newly refurbished facility in the Carrollton, TX area.

HVPSI remains one of the leading custom high voltage power supply design and manufacturing operations in America.

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(Booth 211)

Field Precision creates advanced finite-element software for electromagnetics. Unitized 2D and 3D packages cover a broad range of applications including electrostatics, magnet design, induction heating, charged-particle devices, permanent magnet assemblies, electromagnetic radiation, microwave devices, pulsed power systems and RF heating of biological media. The affordable programs run on high-performance personal computers under all versions of Windows. We also consult on computer modeling to solve your research and design problems.

Field Precision is an engineering simulation software (CAE) vendor specializing in finite-element programs for electromagnetics. The company was founded in 1989 by Dr. Stanley Humphries, a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of New Mexico and IEEE Fellow. FIELD PRECISION, LLC, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A., distributes its products to consultants, university researchers, and a variety of industries throughout the world. The company provides educational packages for 2D electrostatics/magnetostatics and 3D time-domain electromagnetics at no charge to the international research community.

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(Booth 306)

Barth Electronics, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art, fast-pulse, high-voltage measurement hardware since 1964. Our first high voltage pulse instrumentation hardware was designed for underground nuclear testing, and taught us much about reliable wideband HV attenuators. These "special" products have become "standards" and are used every day for reliable pulse measurements in physics and pulse power laboratories around the world.

Our instrumentation advances developed as high voltage pulse technology evolved and are consistently faster than previously generated pulses. We stay at the leading edge of this technology by constantly creating innovations in component design that you require now, or will need tomorrow.

Barth Electronics, Inc. stands behind every high quality product that goes out our door. Our commitment to quality and workmanship that goes into every product we manufacture are among the highest in the world. Contact us for further information on any of our HV Pulse components.

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(Booths 300 & 302)

HVR is the major world-wide supplier of High Voltage
and High Energy
ceramic-carbon resistors, providing cost-effective solutions for high-stress applications. Chances are that one of our unique, pre-engineered configurations will suit the requirements in your pulsed power system. If not, we will employ our decades of experience and unique materials approach to design an application-specific solution at low cost.

Based in Jarrow, northeast England since 1963, HVR International, Ltd. began as Morganite Resistors, and later became Allen-Bradley Electronics. The HVR identity was adopted in 1991, aiming to expand the range and variety of ceramic composite resistor applications. We maintain world quality standards in our ISO-9002 certified factory.

HVR Advanced Power Components, Inc. was established in the U.S. in 1993 to provide expanded services and broader product range to our North American customers. HVRAPC maintains facilities in Tonawanda, New York for sales and applications support, inventory and value-added assembly and integration services.

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Electrical & Computer Engineering Department

(Booth 203)

The University of New Mexico is actively involved with research in pulsed power and plasma science within its Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

UNM has ongoing collaborations with New Mexico’s national labs and with local hightech industry. Research is conducted by faculty and graduate students in four laboratories in the department as well as on site at Sandia National Laboratories, the Air Force Research Lab, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Many of our students find jobs at New Mexico’s federal labs after graduation. Graduate research assistantships are available.

More information about ECE's Pulsed Power and Plasma Science Program can be found here.

"Exciting Times for Us"

"If engineering is the science and art of solving problems, then these are exciting times for us," says ECE Chair Chaouki Abdallah in his introduction to the department's just published annual report.

"Looking for better ways to convert energy, to safeguard and maintain our various infrastructures, and to improve the physical and mental health of our population are challenges that cry out for collaborations and ingenuity across all disciplines.

"Our future engineers will be leaders of multidisciplinary teams that work across continents and areas of expertise to chip away at these formidable challenges."

History of ECE

The popularity of electrical engineering courses in 1904, coupledwith the demand for programs in engineering fields other than electrical, led to the creation of the School of Engineering in 1906.

In 1956, the Electrical Engineering Departmentbegan a Doctor of Science degree-granting program.

In 1986, construction was completed on the new ECE building. Officials used a laser for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The building houses research labs for such things as robotics, hearing aid research and artificial intelligence. The Centennial Science and Engineering library is also located in part of the 2-story underground portion of the building.

In 1995, several ECE professors received teaching awards, a testament to the emphasis on teaching in the department.

Today, the ECE department continues to command nationwide recognition and respect--a direct result of over ninety years of history on the University of New Mexico campus.

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