Cryogenic Power Electronics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,999.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-06-C-0134
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-EP4-4139
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD04-EP4
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
TRS CERAMICS, INC.
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, 16801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782683007
Principal Investigator:
Edward Alberta
Research Scientist
(814) 238-7485
ed@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Wesley Hackenberger
President
(814) 238-7485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Recent advances in the area of high temperature superconductors have opened the door to the possibility of developing highly efficient low-temperature power electronics. The most commonly used high-efficiency capacitors are based on high dielectric constant (K ~ 1000–4000) BaTiO3 doped to yield an X7R temperature dependence (±15% change in capacitance from -55C to 125C), but below their minimum use temperature the capacitance drops-off quickly leading to a low volumetric efficiency. In this program TRS Technologies, The Pennsylvania State University, and MTECH Laboratories propose to develop improved capacitor modules with properties optimized for cryogenic operation.

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