High Power Density Capacitors for High Temperature Navy Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,995.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-04-M-0372
Award Id:
70157
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-125-1456
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
055145320
Principal Investigator:
KirkSlenes
Principal Investigator
(505) 342-4437
kslenes@tplinc.com
Business Contact:
H.Stoller
President & CEO
(505) 342-4412
hstoller@tplinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
TPL proposes the development of processes for fabricating capacitor-grade dielectric films that possess both high operating temperature and high specific capacitance attributes. The dielectric is a TPL nano-composite material system comprised of TPL¿¿s 50nm sized barium titanate (BaTiO3 or BT) and florinone polyester (FPE); TPL successfully demonstrated the synthesis and merits of this dielectric system in prior research. The proposed program will focus on transitioning TPL¿¿s nano-composite material system into capacitor-grade dielectric films suitable for construction of high temperature and volumetrically efficient capacitors. Model capacitors will be designed and fabricated to serve in the validation of the process development activities. Production-grade capacitors produced with this innovative dielectric system are projected to be thermally stable at 300,aC and have volumetric efficiency over twice that of conventional high-temperature devices. The targeted application of this technology is for electronic power systems such as DC-DC converters. Other government and commercial systems that require high energy-storage density in wide-temperature operations are expected to benefit as well; examples include under-hood automobile, down-hole well drilling and aircraft/spacecraft engine compartment systems. Several major capacitor manufacturers including Aerovox Corp., Custom Capacitor, Dearborn/Sprague and Electronic Concepts have expressed interest in the FPE nano-composite films as well as a willingness to manufacture and characterize the films in prototype capacitors.

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