Electrochemical Capacitors for Uninterruptable Power Supply Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,918.00
Award Year:
1998
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
36391
Agency Tracking Number:
36391
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
14 Spring Street, Waltham, MA, 02154
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John A. Kosek, Phd
(617) 899-7270
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of the proposed program is the development of an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) which uses an electrochemical capacitor as the charge storage device. A novel low-cost metal oxide-solid polymer electrolyte combination will be investigated during the Phase I feasibility study. This innovation is based on Giner, Inc.'s extensive knowledge in electrode materials and solid polymer electrolyte processing. The Phase I objectives include demonstration of the feasibility of low-cost electrode materials in conjunction with advanced solid polymer electrolytes; evaluation of new capacitor charging processes, fabrication and test of single cell capacitors and fabrication and test of a breadboard UPS system which utilizes an capacitor stack as the charge storage device. Low-cost catalytic materials will be prepared by select methods and evaluated for their performance in conjunction with advanced solid polymer electrolytes. Those combinations of materials exhibiting the highest performance will be formed into a multi-cell capacitor stach, which will be tested in a brassboard UPS system.

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