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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,690.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-12-C-5102
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-158-1936
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-158
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
2820 East College Avenue, State College, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782683007
Principal Investigator:
Seongtae Kwon
Senior Scientist
(814) 238-7485
seongtae@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Wesley Hackenberger
President
(814) 238-7485
wes@trstechnologies.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
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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