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Carbon Nanotube-Based Ultracapacitors for High Pulse - Power Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70414
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-009-0375
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Carbon Nanotube-Based Ultracapacitors for High Pulse - Power Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-M-0286
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Ultracapacitors are an emerging technology that have already found use in high pulse-power applications, being able to deliver tens or hundreds of kJ of energy over thousands of deep-discharge cycles from a package roughly a quarter cubic foot in size. Recently, Mainstream demonstrated a new proprietary method of fabricating carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that allowed lithium-ion batteries with reversible discharge capacities of more than an order of magnitude greater than that of normal carbonaceous electrodes and for a fraction of the cost of current CNT production techniques. This same process can be used to make extremely high power density ultracapacitors that are over an order of magnitude better than the conventional devices outlined above, resulting in an small, light-weight, and inexpensive technology that is robust and environmentally friendly. It is estimated that the core energy storage system necessary to deliver the 8 MJ required by the solicitation's REML (four 2 MJ pulses) will be less than 30 cubic feet in size. In view of Mainstream's long-term commitment to the design and development of improved nanotube technology and our past record of successful performance and SBIR commercialization, we believe funding of this Phase I is warranted.

Principal Investigator:

Russell Davis
PI/Electrical Engineer
3216313550
rwd@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
Controller
3216313550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Rensselaer Ploytechnic Institute
Mechanical Engineering Dept, 110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180
Contact: Nikhil Koratkar
Contact Phone: (518) 276-2630
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university