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Advanced Capacitors for High-Power Applications

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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2011 / SBIR
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Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Advanced Capacitors for High-Power Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CE63P
Award Amount: $99,997.00


As the consumer and industrial requirements for compact, high-power-density, electrical power systems grow substantially over the next decade; there will be a significant need for novel electrode/electrolyte materials for high-power/energy-density capacitors. To meet the strong market demand for miniaturization and higher capacitance/voltage values in a given case size, new and advanced technologies must be developed and implemented. This proposal addresses the development of an all-solid, high-energy-density, high-power-density, high-voltage capacitor, with substantially reduced Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) and cost. The proposed capacitor combines the advantages of operating voltage associated with certain metal-oxide electrolytic capacitors with some special features of metal-oxide pseudocapacitor material. Compared to the standard solid electrolytic capacitor, the proposed capacitor design will have a higher capacitance and lower resistance, yielding a low-cost, low-ESR device with a simplified packaging process. During Phase I prototype capacitor units will be fabricated and characterized to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach. These units will be evaluated and compared to standard capacitors to evaluate the overall benefit of the hybrid capacitors and success in demonstrating concept feasibility.

Principal Investigator:

Badawi Dweik
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

Anthony B. LaConti
Chief Executive Officer
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Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042529800
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No