Integrated Simulation-Based Design Environment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-01-M-0124
Award Id:
53566
Agency Tracking Number:
N011-1024
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10960 N. Stallard Place, Tucson, AZ, 85737
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787636778
Principal Investigator:
Ali Boufelfel
Scientist
(520) 575-8013
boufelfel@sigmalabs.com
Business Contact:
Angelo Yializis
President
(520) 575-8013
ayializis@sigmalabs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
At this point in time, existing capacitors technologies fail to meet satisfactorily Navy application needs for parts that are able to deliver energy densities greater than 1 J/cc and that are able to operate in severe conditions such as high temperatures,high operating voltages, and high currents. As a solution to this problem, Sigma proposes to develop a unique multilayer capacitor architecture to produce parts that are projected to deliver energy densities over 10 J/cc. These parts will be rugged enoughto withstand the harsh conditions. In the phase I program, we propose to design and fabricate high voltage, high current, high temperature capacitors, with an energy density in the range of 10-20J/cc, based on existing and proven capacitortechnology. The new capacitor design will based on Sigma's new nanocomposite patented technology that allows the production of polymer/inorganic multilayer capacitors that have improved self healing characteristics, higher breakdown strength, lowerdielectric absorption and superior thermal and mechanical properties which result in higher current carrying ability. In the Phase II program, specific DOD applications will be addressed and capacitors will be produced and delivered for field testingThenew generation high energy density capacitors will serve a multitude of critical high power defense and commercial applications which may include motor controllers, inverters, power conversion, advanced linear motor, implantable defibrillators, pulsedlasers, electromagnetic catapults, high energy switches, radar modulators, isotope separation lasers, directed energy weapons, countermeasure pulse generators and other applications in the power electronics industry

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