High Temperature Capacitors for Venus Exploration

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC07CA25C
Agency Tracking Number: 054954
Amount: $593,234.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
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
DUNS: 78268
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edward Alberta
 Principal Investigator
 (814) 238-7485
 ed@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact
 Chris Walk
Title: Business Official
Phone: (814) 238-7485
Email: 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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