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Nonlinear Dielectric Materials and Processing for High-Energy-Density Capacitors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-M-5122
Agency Tracking Number: F103-158-1936
Amount: $99,901.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-158
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-01-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2820 East College Avenue
State College, PA -
United States
DUNS: 782683007
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Seongtae Kwon
 Senior Scientist
 (814) 238-7485
Business Contact
 Wesley Hackenberger
Title: President
Phone: (814) 238-7485
Research Institution

TRS Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop high energy density capacitors with stable dielectric properties for utilization in pulse power systems. The proposed ceramic capacitor will combine the best features of high energy density, low dielectric loss and high reliability. The capacitors developed on this program will have an energy density>4J/cc, low power dissipation (tanf<0.005), and high operation voltage. Nonlinear antiferroelectric material with high energy density will be fabricated into multilayer capacitor with fine grained and defect free microstructure to have high breakdown strength, high energy density and high reliability through fine ceramic processing with nanopowder. BENEFIT: The proposed program will enable development of multilayer capacitors with high energy density and high application voltage for pulse power application. Successful development and commercialization of these capacitors will enable development of compact, light weighted pulsed power supplies for wide range of applications including military directed energy systems based on aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles.

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