Electrochemical Super Capacitors for Electromechanical Actuators

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 22708
Amount: $593,431.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
14 Spring Street, Waltham, MA, 02154
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John A. Kosek
 (617) 889-7270
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
A limitation of the typical electrochemical capacitor is the maximum available power and energy density, and an improvement in capacitance per unit weight and volume is needed. Giner, Inc. proposes development of a solid-ionomer electrochemical capacitor having a unit cell capacitance greater than 2 F/cm2 and a repeating element thickness of 6 mils or less. This capacitor could provide high current pulses for electromechanical actuation (EMA). Primary project objectives are to develop high-capacitance particulates, to increase capacitor gravimetric and volumetric energy densities above baseline, and to fabricate a 25 V, 250 watt capacitor with a repeating element thickness of 6 mils or less. Specific EMA applications will be identified and capacitor weight and volume projections made.

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