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Cryogenic Power Electronics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
76486
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-EP4-4139
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 16801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Cryogenic Power Electronics
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-05-M-0021
Award Amount: $99,995.00
 

Abstract:

Recent advances in the area of high temperature superconductors have opened the door to the possibility of developing highly efficient low-temperature power electronics. The most commonly used high-efficiency capacitors are based on high dielectric constant (K ~ 1000-4000) BaTiO3 doped to yield an X7R temperature dependence (¿15% change in capacitance from -55C to 125C), but below their minimum use temperature the capacitance drops-off quickly leading to a low volumetric efficiency. In this program TRS Technologies and The Pennsylvania State University propose to develop improved dielectric materials with properties optimized for cryogenic operation. The feasibility of these new dielectrics for use at cryogenic temperatures will be demonstrated by testing in a cryogenically cooled power circuit.

Principal Investigator:

Edward F. Alberta
Research Scientist
8142387485
ed@trstechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Wesley Hackenberger
President
8142387485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRS CERAMICS, INC.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801

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