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High Density Capacitors for Compact Transmit and Receive Modules

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00253-17-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: N17A-011-0199
Amount: $229,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N17A-T011
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-08-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-30
Small Business Information
12630 B Westminster Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
United States
DUNS: 030709087
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Zanjani
 Project manager
 (714) 234-7363
Business Contact
 Tim Lin
Phone: (714) 234-7363
Research Institution
 Colorado School of Mines
 Geoff Brennecka
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CA 80401
United States

 (303) 384-2238
 Nonprofit College or University

Development of a new generation of high-energy-density capacitors for power conversion/conditioning systems will be beneficial to reduce the size, weight, and cost of resultant transmit and receive (T/R) modules in modern radar and electronic warfare transmitters. Among capacitor technologies available, multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) and polymer-ceramic composite dielectric based capacitors are receiving more attentions. At present these capacitors, however, suffers from limitations such as low energy density, low voltage rating, poor stability in a wide temperature range and high costs. Therefore this project is to develop a novel class of high-voltage, high-energy-density MLCCs based on an innovatively designed nanocomposite dielectrics. In addition, the proposed dielectrics and resultant capacitors can be processed through scalable and cost-effective methods in good compatibility with existing industry technologies and thus potentially low costs for mass productions. In Phase I, we will demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed technology through material design, processing, device prototyping and testing. In Phase II, both material and device processing will be further optimized. Based on the results, scaling-up will be carried out and the full-scale prototypes of MLCCs with targeted properties will be demonstrated through more extensive tests with a focus on high energy density and enhanced temperature stability.

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