High Power Density Capacitors for High Temperature Navy Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-C-0158
Agency Tracking Number: N041-125-1456
Amount: $449,968.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-125
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
DUNS: 055145320
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kirk Slenes
 Principal Investigator
 (505) 342-4437
Business Contact
 H. Stoller
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (505) 342-4412
Email: hstoller@tplinc.com
Research Institution
The Phase I development effort was in support of the Navy’s interest in solid-state electrical storage with increased volumetric efficiency and temperature capabilities. Advanced capacitor power sources are considered an enabling technology for several Future Naval Capability programs. An equivalent technology need exists in other areas including aircraft and spacecraft engines, down-hole well and mining and under-hood automotive application. Results from the Phase I were successful in defining a capacitor technology capable of providing over a factor of two advance in volume efficiency and operating temperature capability. This innovation is based on a novel composite dielectric of fluorinone polyester (FPE) and nanosize barium titanate (BaTiO3). The film’s high dielectric constant (ε = 9.4) is projected to provide a capacitor volumetric efficiency over 2.0 µF/cc with an operating temperature of 300˚C. The Phase I effort provided the necessary groundwork for a follow-on capacitor development effort. Feasibility was established for all major material and processing associated with wound capacitor fabrication. Composite slurry processing, film casting, metallization, slitting and film winding were all successfully demonstrated. It is anticipated that a Phase II effort can be applied to demonstrating full-scale, life tested capacitors for high temperature Navy applications.

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