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Ultra-high Dielectric Constant Dielectric Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19606
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19606
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TPL, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109-4416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Ultra-high Dielectric Constant Dielectric Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
 

Abstract:

NON-NUCLEAR APPROACHES ARE SOUGHT FOR HIGH ENERGY DENSITIES FOR SPACE POWER SYSTEMS. ONE CRITICAL COMPONENT TO ACHIEVE IMPROVED PERFORMANCE IS CAPACITOR STORES. THESE ARE DEPENDENT UPON ADVANCES IN LOW LOSS, HIGH ENERGY/HIGH POWER DENSITY STORAGE MATERIALS. A UNIQUE INORGANIC COMPOSITE IS PROPOSED FOR INVESTIGATION AS A HIGH ENERGY DENSITY STORAGE MATERIAL. AN APPROACH IS FORMULATED BASED ON SOL-GEL CHEMISTRY AND POLYMER PHYSICS WHICH WILL ALLOW MATERIALS WITH DIELECTRIC CONSTANTS AS LARGE AS 100 TO BE DEVELOPED. PREDICTED BREAKDOWN STRENGTHS ARE GREATER THAN 3MV/cm. THIS REPRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT MATERIALS BREAKTHROUGH. PHASE I ACTIVITIES INCLUDED: SYNTHESIS OF THE INORGANIC/ORGANIC COMPOSITE AND INVESTIGATIONS TO OPTIMIZE THE MATERIAL; FABRICATION OF FILMS; AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THE DIELECTRIC FILMS TO INCLUDE BOTH MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL TESTING. DESIGNS FOR ADVANCED CAPACITORS WILL BE DEVELOPED AND PHASE II RECOMMENDATIONS FORMULATED. TPL HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN SOL-GEL CHEMISTRY AND DIELECTRIC MATERIAL SYNTHESIS.

Principal Investigator:

Richard W. Brotzman
5053455668

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tpl, Inc.
3754 Hawkins Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109

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