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Novel Micro-Supercapacitors""

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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2002 / SBIR
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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 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Novel Micro-Supercapacitors""
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG60-02-P-0080
Award Amount: $69,999.00


"There is a continuing revolution in micro-systems toward increased speed and capability combined with smaller size. As system sizes decrease, the need for power systems of similarly small physical size emerges as a critical need. MEMS batteries areavailable as surface area devices, but their capacity and power delivery capability are limited. Similarly, commercial supercapacitors exist, but these are component-scale devices with a large footprint. Therefore, to realize a comprehensive microscalepower system, a miniaturized supercapacitor that can deliver high power on demand is required.In the proposed effort, TPL will use soft lithography microcontact printing (¿CP), an additive process that can fabricate near-net-shape miniaturized structures from non-silicon materials, to build MEMS-scale supercapacitors for a volumetricelectrochemical energy source. ¿CP will enable micro-supercapacitors to be constructed using optimized materials for a high power-density device. In this way, miniaturization of the highest performance system will be realized.The PI has pioneered the use of soft lithography with non-silicon materials for advanced packaging and has excellent capabilities to achieve the project objectives. TRW Space & Electronics Group will consult on device requirements, design constraints,applications and system engineering to deliver a product suitable for immediate insertion into space and defense applications. Miniaturize

Principal Investigator:

Charles Lakeman
Advanced Scientist

Business Contact:

Harold M. Stoller
President & CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tpl, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

EIN/Tax ID: 850291542
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No