Novel Pulsed Power Film Capacitors with Ultrahigh Energy Density and High Reliability

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,924.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-09ER85606
Award Id:
94747
Agency Tracking Number:
91170
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
200 Innovation Blvd., Suite 237, State College, PA, 16803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
120437550
Principal Investigator:
Shihai Zhang
Dr.
(814) 238-7400
szhang@strategicpolymers.com
Business Contact:
Ralph Russo
Mr.
(814) 238-7400
rrusso@strategicpolymers.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Capacitors are critical components in pulsed power systems for radio frequency accelerator technology. However, current capacitors have a number of limitations: (1) low energy density, (2) large size (they occupy 30-50% volume of the power electronics devices), and (3) difficulty in delivering the very high current at the fast rise/fall time required by the high power RF devices. This project will develop prototype film capacitors with high dielectric constant and high breakdown strength. The capacitors will combine ultrahigh energy density, self-healing feature, and low-cost commercial manufacturability. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardeeThe highly reliable, low cost, ultrahigh-energy density film capacitors should enable the miniaturization of many power electronic devices. Potential applications include capacitors for hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles, high power strobe lights, defibrillators, and uninterruptible power supplies

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