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High Eneregy Density Nanocomposite Dielectric For Power Capacitors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F33615-02-M-2263
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0887
Amount: $69,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2002
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2 Master Drive
Franklin, MA 02038
United States
DUNS: 176013605
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Glatkowski
 Vice President
 (508) 528-0300
Business Contact
 Joseph Piche
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (508) 528-0300
Research Institution

"Eikos Inc. proposes to develop a nanocomposite with high dielectric constant (K), low loss, and high breakdown strength, to meet the design objectives of high energy density (HED) capacitors. This technology offers substantial improvements in energystorage by lowering size, weight, and system cost applicable to a wide array of future and existing systems. In the proposed Phase I program, we will apply rigorous computational techniques, with support from our partners at Los Alamos National Laboratory(LANL), to predict the properties of this new class of nanocomposite polymers and enable more advanced weapons design. We will create nanocomposite films, and measure its electrical properties. Initial calculations and experiments indicate that thesepolymers will have greatly enhanced dielectric properties than analogous polymers lacking nanotubes. The development of nanocomposite materials is crucial to overcoming the current plateau in dielectric materials development. This technology lends itselfto application and enhancement of existing polymer and ceramic dielectric materials. The compact, high temperature and high-energy density DLC capacitors have myriad uses in both commercial and military applications. These include applications such asdomestic utilities and appliances, well drilling equipment, power supplies, aircraft, satellites, trains, automobiles and medical devices. The high temperature capability of the capacitors will enab

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