Nanodielectrics Dielectrics for High Power Capacitors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-06-C-0062
Agency Tracking Number: F064-002-0249
Amount: $99,995.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-T002
Solicitation Number: N/A
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
 kslenes@tplinc.com
Business Contact
 H. Stoller
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (505) 342-4412
Email: hstoller@tplinc.com
Research Institution
 ELECTRICAL INSULATION RESEARCH CENT
 Steven A Boggs
 Inst of Materials Sci. Rm 157
Storrs, CT, 06269
 (860) 486-0915
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
Future power conditioning, control electronics and directed energy weapons will require significant energy storage for a wide range of power applications. Systems will depend on capacitors to deliver high current and high voltage under repetition. In order to find practical embodiment on mobile platforms, significant advances in compact power sources will be required. In response this need, TPL has established unique capabilities in the area of dielectrics. Revolutionary materials and processes have been identified for power sources with significant size and weight reductions. The technology is based on novel nanocomposite structures with a combination of high dielectric constant, high dielectric strength and unique mechanical and thermal properties. It is projected that the material technology will allow for capacitance power with an order of magnitude increase in energy density over current technology. The proposed program is directed at establishing the baseline performance characteristics of five uniquely different nanocomposite dielectric systems relative to Air Force applications. Detailed material characterization and theoretical material modeling will be used to support atomistic phenomenon with macro scale properties. It is anticipated that the result from the Phase I effort will establish the necessary groundwork for the fabrication prototype capacitors and pulse generators.

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