Cryogenic Capacitors for Low-Temperature Power Systems

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC04CA71C
Agency Tracking Number: 035798
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: S4.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2820 East College Ave., Suite J, State College, PA, 16801-7548
DUNS: 78268
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward Alberta
 Principal Investigator
 (814) 238-7485
Business Contact
 Wesley Hackenberger
Title: Business Official
Phone: (814) 238-7485
Research Institution
TRS Technologies proposes to develop low-temperature multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) capable of operating at cyrogenic temperatures (<77K). These capacitors will be based upon quantum paraelectrics and relaxor ferroelectrics. The MLCCs will have high volumetric efficiencies, low dielectric losses, and a reduced temperature coefficient of capacitance. In the Phase I program TRS will fabricate MLCCs that operate at or below 77K and will demonstrate their feasibility for cryogenic capacitors by characterizing the dielectric properties (capacitance, loss, insulation resistance, breakdown strength, etc.) at temperature from 12K to 300K.

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