Cryogenic Capacitors for Low-Temperature Power Systems

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNC04CA71C
Agency Tracking Number:
035798
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
S4.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TRS Technologies, Inc.
2820 East College Ave., Suite J, State College, PA, 16801-7548
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
78268
Principal Investigator:
Edward Alberta
Principal Investigator
(814) 238-7485
eda@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Wesley Hackenberger
Business Official
(814) 238-7485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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