Nonlinear Dielectric Materials and Processing for High-Energy-Density Capacitors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-12-C-5102
Agency Tracking Number: F103-158-1936
Amount: $749,690.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-158
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, -
DUNS: 782683007
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Seongtae Kwon
 Senior Scientist
 (814) 238-7485
Business Contact
 Wesley Hackenberger
Title: President
Phone: (814) 238-7485
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: TRS Technologies, Inc. proposes to develop nonlinear dielectric ceramic capacitors for discharge pulse power application and reduce the production cost of cofired multilayer capacitors. In the phase I program TRS developed a new antiferroelectric composition showing energy density>4J/cc at a field as low as 200kV/cm and demonstrated that high breakdown strength can be achieved from antiferroelectric and paraelectric ceramic test capacitors. Paraelectric capacitor with a small electrode area resulted in energy density ~22J/cc indicating high energy density possibly achieved when processing conditions are optimized. In this Phase II program we propose to reduce the production cost of multilayer ceramic capacitors and to modify the process to find the optimum properties for pulse power application and research on scale up of the process for larger size and high volume prototype multilayer production. BENEFIT: The proposed program will enable development of cost efficient high energy density multilayer capacitors with high application voltage and high energy density for use in pulse power application. Successful development and commercialization of these capacitors will, in turn, enable development of compact, light weight pulsed power supplies for a wide range of applications including military directed energy systems based on aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles.

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