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High Energy Density Capacitors for Navy Pulse Power Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65173
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N033-0294
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: 2005
Title: High Energy Density Capacitors for Navy Pulse Power Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-C-0429
Award Amount: $498,299.00
 

Abstract:

Advanced power systems for Future Naval Capability depend on capacitor banks as the first stage of pulsed power. Significant electrical energy is necessary to support a range of applications including electromagnetic armor, electromagnetic gun and electro-mechanical aircraft launch systems. It is anticipated that each electric ship will require up to one trillion joules of capacitor energy. Advanced high energy density capacitor technologies are necessary to ensure successful technology insertion. TPL identified refinements to TPL polymer/paper film and associated capacitor construction that are projected to yield capacitor energy densities up to 4.7 J/cc for Navy pulse power applications. This represents a performance that is over three times greater than state-of-the-art capacitor materials. TPL proposes a program for development and fabrication of high voltage, high energy density capacitors for Navy pulse power applications. The Phase II effort will be directed at the development of TPL polymer/paper film fabrication and capacitor construction processes. Sub-scale capacitors will be produced and evaluated, and modeling will be conducted to establish the necessary groundwork for full-scale capacitors to be used in electromagnetic launch systems. The Energy Systems Institute of The State University of New York at Buffalo will assist TPL with film and capacitor analysis.

Principal Investigator:

Kirk Slenes
Director
5053424437
kslenes@tplinc.com

Business Contact:

H. M. Stoller
President, CEO
5053446744
hstoller@tplinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

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

EIN/Tax ID: 850291542
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF BUFFALO
312 Bonner Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Contact: W. J. Sarjeant
Contact Phone: (716) 645-2422
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university