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High Temperature Capacitors for Power Converters

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63600
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022438
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: High Temperature Capacitors for Power Converters
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS3-03016
Award Amount: $69,997.00
 

Abstract:

High temperature capacitors based on a new family of ferroelectrics are proposed. The Curie temperatures of the (1-x)BiMeO3 - (x) PbTiO3 (Me = Sc, In, Yb, or Fe) family have been found to range from 450C to >600C. Multilayer ceramic capacitors based on these materials offer a distinct advance in the working temperature compared to currently available devices. The aim of this Phase I project is to fabricate prototype high temperature capacitors with capacitance values ranging from 10nF to 1microF at 300C using standard multilayer capacitor fabrication techniques. After initial studies determine the most desirable composition(s), prototype capacitors will be fabricated and tested. Electrical testing will primarily be focused on reliability issues including HALT testing, impedance spectroscopy, insulation resistance, and leakage mechanisms. Finally, the performance of the prototype capacitors will be compared to commercially available devices.

Principal Investigator:

Edward Alberta
Principal Investigator
8142387485
Ed@TRSCeramics.com

Business Contact:

Wesley S. Hackenberger
General Manager
8142387485
WSH@TRSCeramics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Ave Suite J State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID: 251637806
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No