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The main objective is to provide fundamental material and packaging knowledge for supporting realisation of reliable Pressure Tolerant Power Electronic (PTPE)components and circuits for operation depths down to 5000m.

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Secondary Objectives:

  • Identify roadmaps and possible material solutions for enabling PTPE converters up to medium voltage levels (6.6kV AC, 15kV DC)
  • Characterize and demonstrate alternative materials for electric insulation of PTPE
  • Find alternative methods for packaging of components and power circuits
  • Demonstrate feasible solutions by live hyperbaric experiments on components and power circuits
  • Strengthen the expertise and provide required facilities at SINTEF for optimizing and qualifying materials, components and complete converters
  • Provide guidelines for design, test and qualification of PTPE solutions, and support upgrade of prevailing standards and specifications
  • Accomplish one Post Doc scholarship on insulating material investigations

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Project duration

2012 - 2012