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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$149,996.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-11ER90168
Agency Tracking Number:
97978
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
67 f
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
Strategic Polymer Sciences, Inc
200 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
784136116
Principal Investigator
 Xin Zhou Zhou
 Dr.
 (814) 238-7400
 XZHOU@STRATEGICPOLYMERS.COM
Business Contact
 Mary Carns
Title: Ms.
Phone: (814) 238-7400
Email: MCARNS@STRATEGICPOLYMERS.COM
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
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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