High Power Density Capacitors for High Temperature Navy Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$449,968.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-06-C-0158
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:
Kirk Slenes
Principal Investigator
(505) 342-4437
kslenes@tplinc.com
Business Contact:
H. Stoller
President and CEO
(505) 342-4412
hstoller@tplinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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