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High Temperature Nano-composite Film Capacitors for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
91993
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-154-1080
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: High Temperature Nano-composite Film Capacitors for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W56HZV-09-C-0147
Award Amount: $119,969.00
 

Abstract:

qFuture ground vehicles for Army applications are envisioned to use hybrid electric propulsion. Hybrid electric vehicles will require electrical power systems which are more compact and more efficient than those used in current vehicles. Power converters are being developed to fit this requirement, operating at high frequencies to reduce the size of passive components such as capacitors and inductors. DC bus capacitors for these converters are a major consumer of available volume in present designs. Reduction in the size of DC bus capacitors for power converters would be highly desirable, while still providing high temperature (up to 200>XC) and high frequency (greater than 60 kHz) ripple current capability, and maintaining efficiency, reliability, and service life. TPL will develop a novel nano-composite dielectric film and capacitor technology that is compact, fault-tolerant and withstands the operating temperature and ripple current requirements for the Army-Ys envisioned hybrid electric vehicle. TPL has extensive experience in the development of nano-composite material systems for advanced dielectric properties and associated high performance capacitors. The capacitor is projected to have a packaged specific capacitance > 1.2 YYF/cm3, an operating temperature range of -40 to +200 ,aC and adapt easily to converter circuits and cooling systems.

Principal Investigator:

Lew Bragg
Senior Staff Engineer
5053424440
lbragg@tplinc.com

Business Contact:

Trista Mosman
Marketing Coordinator
5053424439
tmosman@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