Expendable High Energy Density Capacitors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18667
Amount: $375,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corp.
One Patriots Park, Bedford, MA, 01730
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anton C. Greenwald, Ph.d.
 (617) 275-6000
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Improved energy density capacitors are needed for strategic and tactical missiles and pulsed power terrestrial installations. Current performance is limited by processing technology and not inherent material properties. Spire Corporation proposes development of a multilayer, thin film capacitor utilizing ion beam assisted deposition and chemical vapor deposition to create perfectly dense ceramic films with high permittivity and high dielectric breakdown strength. The Phase I program would demonstrate a 2 kV single layer capacitor with an energy density exceeding that of conventional tape casting materials. Successful Phase II research and development would produce a prototype twenty microfarad capacitor with a volume less than one cubic inch.

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