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High K, Low Loss Selenium Polymers For Lightweight Capacitors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19624
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19624
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752-3017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: High K, Low Loss Selenium Polymers For Lightweight Capacitors
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,951.00
 

Abstract:

ASPEN SYSTEMS PROPOSES TO DEVELOP HIGH DIECTRIC CONSTANT (K) SELENIUM POLYMERS TO MEET THE DESIGN OBJECTIVES OF HIGH ENERGY DENSITY CAPACITORS (HEDC) FOR ENERGY STORAGE IN PULSED POWER SYSTEMS (15 TO 45 MJ/kg). IN THE PROPOSED PHASE I WEL WILL SYNTHESIZE HIGHLY PROCESSABLE, Se BASED POLYMERS AND FABRICATE SAMPLES OF FILM FOR DIELECTRIC ANALYSIS. INITIAL, RIGOROUS CALCULATIONS HAVE BEEN PERFORMED BASED ON QUANTUM MECHANICAL MODELS (DMol) WHICH INDICATE THAT THESE MATERIALS HAVE A SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER (>200%) DIELECTRIC CONSTANT THAN PVDF WITH A PREDICTED DIELECTRIC CONSTANT OF 20 TO 30. UNLIKE PVDF THESE Se POLYMERS MATERIALS ARE PREDICTED TO HAVE HIGH DIELECTRIC STRENGTH AND LOW LOSS. OUR MODELS PREDICT THE K VALUES FOR SUBSTITUTED Se COMPOUNDS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THOSE OF THE CORRESPONDING SULFUR AND OXYGEN BASED COMPOUNDS. DR. WELSH, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, WILL CONTRIBUTE $50,000 IN HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FOR THEIR EVALUATION. THESE POLYMERS ARE CRUCIAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF HED CAPACITORS FOR SPACE POWER SYSTEMS AND CONDITIONING.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Piche
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No