High Temperature Capacitors for Venus Exploration

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$593,234.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNC07CA25C
Agency Tracking Number:
054954
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
S2.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue, 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
ed@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Chris Walk
Business Official
(814) 238-7485
chris@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this SBIR program, TRS Technologies has developed several new dielectrics for high temperature applications including signal conditioning, filtering and energy storage, and high-power RF. Feasibility was demonstrated by constructing prototype multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) with capacitance values in the 80 to 100nF range @ 450oC and voltage handling capability of at least 250V. In particular, high dielectric constant (5,000 to 30,000), moderate loss (2-6%) capacitors were demonstrated with voltage handling capabilities of over 250V; and low dielectric constant (30-100), low loss (<<1%) capacitors were demonstrated with voltage handling capabilities of over 1000V that were capable of working from <30K to over 500oC while maintaining ca. ±14% of the room temperature capacitance.

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