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High Density Capacitors for Compact Transmit and Receive Modules

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-19-C-0339
Agency Tracking Number: N17A-011-0199
Amount: $1,499,987.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N17A-T011
Solicitation Number: 17.A
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-04-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-05-27
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
 Senior Engineer
 (714) 234-7363
Business Contact
 Timothy Lin
Phone: (714) 234-7363
Research Institution
 Colorado School of Mines
 Colorado School of Mines (Mines) Colorado School of Mines (Mines)
Golden, CA 80401
United States

 (303) 384-2238
 Nonprofit College or University

Development of high-energy-density, low-loss capacitors for power conversion/conditioning systems is an enabling technology to achieve the objective of reducing size, weight, and cost of transmit and receive (T/R) modules in modern radar and electronic warfare transmitters. Among capacitor technologies available, multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are receiving more attentions. At present, however, commercially available MLCC-based capacitors suffer from limitations such as low energy densities, poor temperature stability and high power loss. Therefore this project is to develop a novel class of high-energy-density, low-power-loss, wide-temperature-rang MLCCs based on an innovative designed nanocomposite dielectrics. In addition, the proposed dielectrics and resultant capacitors can be processed through scalable cost-effective methods in good compatibility with existing industrial processing lines for potential low-cost mass productions. In Phase I accomplished, we have demonstrated the feasibility of proposed technology through material design, processing, and device prototyping. In Phase II, both material and device design/processing will be optimized, and their scaling-up using industry-scale facilities will be carried out. The prototypes of full-scale MLCCs and the associated capacitor packs will be demonstrated. These MLCC devices and capacitor packs with desired properties including high energy densities and enhanced temperature stability will be also tested in both device and system.

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