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Nanocomposite Film Capacitors for High Energy Accelerators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94719
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
91171
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Nanocomposite Film Capacitors for High Energy Accelerators
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85533
Award Amount: $99,958.00
 

Abstract:

Capacitors are a key component in many pulsed power systems, in particular power modulators for high energy accelerators. As switching technology improves, a need for capacitors at lower voltages (5-10 kV) has become more pronounced, especially for solid-state pulsed power systems. The desirable parameters for such capacitors include high energy density, high reliability, high peak current delivery, low loss, long life, and fast rise-time capability. This project will develop such capacitors by utilizing an advanced nanocomposite dielectric film that possesses a high dielectric constant combined with high dielectric strength and low loss. The device will be designed to enable high peak current delivery, fast rise-time, long life, and high reliability in a compact package. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee In addition to the application to DOE accelerators, the new capacitors should have military applications related to radar modulators and directed energy weapons, and commercial applications such as radar and snubbers for solid-state high-voltage switches

Principal Investigator:

Leo Thurmond
Mr.
5053424455
lthurmond@tplinc.com

Business Contact:

Rod Kreutzian
Mr.
5053424471
rkreutzian@tplinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Tpl, Incorporated
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