MOLECULARLY ENGINEERED POLYMERS WITH HIGH DIELECTRIC STORAGE DENSITY AND A LARGE DIELECTRIC CONSTANT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 13072
Amount: $499,427.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Tetra Corp.
4905 Hawkins St Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William M Moeny
 (505) 345-8623
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A SYNTHETIC PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO ENGINEER POLYMER MATERIALS THAT HAVE A HIGH DIELECTRIC STORAGE DENSITY, LARGE DIELECTRIC CONSTANT, LOW DIELECTRIC DISSIPATION, AND LIGHT WEIGHT FOR PULSE FORMING LINES FOR PULSED POWER APPLICATIONS. THE SYNTHETIC PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED BY CONSIDERING MATERIAL GUIDELINES WHICH INCLUDE: 1) INTRINSIC DIELECTRIC STRENGTH; 2) DIELECTRIC CONSTANT; 3) LOW DISSIPATION FACTORS; 4) PROCESSIBILITY; 5) ABILITY TO BE USED IN A BROAD RANGE OF AMBIENT CONDITIONS; AND 6) MECHANICAL STRENGTH. THE SYNTHESIZED POLYMERS WILL SUBSEQUENTLY BE FABRICATED INTO A UNIQUE MORPHOLOGY THAT ENHANCES THE UTILITY OF THESE MATERIALS. THE DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF THIS NOVEL MATERIAL/MORPHOLOGY SYSTEM WILL BE EVALUATED ON A LABORATORY SCALE AT HIGH VOLTAGE. DEVELOPMENT OF THIS TECHNOLOGY WOULD GREATLY REDUCE THE SIZE, WEIGHT AND COMPLEXITY OF PULSE POWER SYSTEMS. THE ANTICIPATED RESULTS OF PHASE I WILL BE MATERIALS CAPABLE OF PULSE VOLTAGES EXCEEDING 5 KV/MIL (2MV/CM) AND WITH VERY HIGH DIELECTRIC ENERGY STORAGE DENSITIES AND HIGH DIELECTRIC CONSTANT.

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