Ultrahigh Energy Density Capacitors with Nanostructured Electrolytes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,917.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-04-C-2414
Agency Tracking Number:
O022-0125
Solicitation Year:
2002
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD02-EP01
Solicitation Number:
2002.2
Small Business Information
BOSTON APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
150H New Boston Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
114584175
Principal Investigator:
Hua Jiang
President and CEO
(781) 935-2800
hjiang@bostonati.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Zou
Vice President
(781) 935-2800
kzou@bostonati.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
High energy density capacitors will serve various commercial and military applications, such as high energy x-rays, impulse generators, controlled nuclear fusion, and directed energy weapons, However, today's capacitors, especially high energy density storage capacitors, are the weakest link in power electronic system reliability. For many military and industrial power electronic systems, capacitors with several orders of magnitude improvement in energy density are needed. Boston Applied Technologies Incorporated (BATI) proposed an innovative and low-cost technology to fabricate novel nanostructured electrolytes for high power capacitors. In the completed Phase I program, BATI have successfully achieved and exceeded the proposed objectives. Major performance parameters of capacitor have been significantly improved through a revolutionary planar boundary nanostructure. BATI is ready to extend the success of the Phase I program into a challenging Phase II and develop a manufacturable process for the planar boundary nanostructured electrolyte and power capacitors. Capacitors made from the proposed planar boundary nanostructured electrolyte is capable to be at least 5 times higher volumetric efficiency than those current state-of-the-art power capacitors. BATI is committed to bring this new generation of nanostructured capacitors to the marketplace for military and industry applications.

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