Unconventional Compact Wound Glass Capacitors for Pulsed Power System in RF Accelerators

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-11ER90168
Agency Tracking Number: 97978
Amount: $149,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 67 f
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
200 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA, -
DUNS: 784136116
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Xin Zhou Zhou
 (814) 238-7400
Business Contact
 Mary Carns
Title: Ms.
Phone: (814) 238-7400
Research Institution
Capacitors are critical components in power modulator systems for radio frequency accelerator technology, in power electronics in electric vehicles, wind energy, and photovoltaic panels, and in directed energy weapon systems. Current capacitors have low energy density and occupy 25-50% volume of the devices. We propose to develop unconventional wound glass capacitors with high energy density, high temperature stability, and low dielectric loss. The capacitors will combine high energy density, self-healing feature, and low-cost commercial manufacturability. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The high energy density wound glass capacitors with high reliability will enable the miniaturization of many power electronic devices. Potential applications include capacitors for hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles, high power strobe lights, defibrillators, directed energy weapon systems, and uninterruptable power supplies.

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