Improved Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Capacitors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0127
Agency Tracking Number: B073-025-0161
Amount: $99,900.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-025
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-02-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-08-09
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466
DUNS: 066594979
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Badawi Dweik
 Project Manager
 (781) 529-0520
Business Contact
 Anthony LaConti
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (781) 529-0501
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses improving manufacturing methods and performance of an all-solid high energy/power density high-voltage capacitor packaged in a low-cost, bipolar multi-cell configuration. These devices can be used in a wide range of portable electronic systems especially in demanding industrial, defense and aerospace applications. The Phase I program will demonstrate a novel and inexpensive method for manufacturing multi-cell capacitors, which are expected to have advantages resulting in sustainable cost and volume savings compared to current capacitors. Substitution of a solid polymer electrolyte for liquid electrolyte will result in a device that is much easier to fabricate and manufacture without the possibility of electrolyte leakage, thereby enhancing reliability, life and safety features. Successful completion of this Phase I program would demonstrate the manufacturing viability of a new class of capacitors that offers a more durable solution for high efficiency, high reliability and low cost storage capacitors for applications currently occupied by aluminum, ceramic, and tantalum capacitors. Phase I will identify methods of simplifying packaging and manufacturing processes, as well as improving the energy density and reducing the capacitor size. High-voltage capacitor units will be fabricated and characterized to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach.

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