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High Energy Density Capacitors for X-ray Simulators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: HDTRA1-06-P-0090
Agency Tracking Number: RDI060003354
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DTRA06-013
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-06-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-12-15
Small Business Information
27 Industrial Avenue, Chelmsford, MA, 01824
DUNS: 927281949
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Grapperhaus
 Senior Scientist
 (978) 367-0232
 mgrapperhaus@phoenixsandt.com
Business Contact
 Raymond Schaefer
Title: President
Phone: (978) 367-0232
Email: rschaefer@phoenixsandt.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal utilizes our experience with the design and use of high energy density pulsed capacitors to demonstrate the feasibility of high energy density metallized film capacitors that meets the requirements for an x-ray simulator capacitors. This work extends our success with designing high energy density capacitors for other high current pulsed discharge applications by trading off energy density with lifetime and current delivery capability. One approach utilizes a direct extension of pulsed capacitor designs we have already demonstrated, while a second approach utilizes an innovative metallization technique to improve current carrying capability. Based on test results and cost estimates, we will design and test a full-scale capacitor for x-ray simulator applications in Phase II.

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