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LOW COST MINIATURE ENERGY STORAGE CAPACITOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
6307
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6307
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quantic Industries, Inc.
990 Commercial Street San Carlos, CA 94070
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: LOW COST MINIATURE ENERGY STORAGE CAPACITOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $68,217.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO BUILD, TEST, AND DELIVER MINIATURE, HIGH-ENERGY STORAGE CAPACITORS THAT ARE CAPABLE OF FIRING EXPLODING FOIL INITIATORS (EFIS). IN THE LAST THREE YEARS, QUANTIC HAS ACTIVELY EXPLORED AVAILABLE CAPACITORS FOR USE IN EFI APPLICATIONS, AND IS DEVELOPING DESIGNS BASED ON MYLAR, KAPTON AND ALUMINUM, THE GOAL BEING ESSENTIALLY THE SAME PERFORMANCE CRITERIA ESTABLISHED IN A87-62. A CAPACITOR WRAPPING MACHINE HAS BEEN DEVELOPED AND BUILT THAT ENABLES PRODUCTION OF THESE CAPACITORS. SINCE QUANTITIES BUILT TO DATE ARE SMALL, EXTENSIVE RELIABILITY TESTING HAS NOT BEEN COMPLETED. THEREFORE, THE PROPOSED EFFORT WOULD BUILD AND DELIVER TO HDL TEN CAPACITORS THAT WILL MEET THE PERFORMANCE CRITERIA, AND WILL ALSO PROVIDE MORE EXTENSIVE ANALYSIS AND TEST RESULTS TO INDICATE THE RELIABILITY OF THE CAPACITOR FOR THE INTENDED APPLICATION. A KEY ISSUE IN THIS ANALYSIS IS THE PRODUCIBILITY OF A RELIABLE CAPACITOR AT LOW COST, AND THIS IN TURN IMPLIES EXTREME QUALITY CONTROL ON THE FILMS AND FOIL USED. ONCE SUCH A CAPACITOR IS AVAILABLE AT LOW COST, AND COUPLED WITH THE LOW COST DC-DC CONVERTER PROPOSED IN A SEPARATE SBIR, THE ELEMENTS OF THE COMPACT AND INEXPENSIVE ARTILLERY FUZE BASED ON AN EFI SYSTEM BECOMES FEASIBLE. THESE ALL-ELECTRIC, EFI-BASED FUZES PROMISE TO IMPROVE SAFETY, INCREASE RELIABILITY, AND REDUCE COSTS AS COMPARED TO CURRENT MECHANICAL DEVICES.

Principal Investigator:

Theodore j netoff
4155951100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quantic Industries Inc
990 Commercial St San Carlos, CA 94070

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