Advanced high temperature ceramic capacitors for energy storage applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-13ER90703
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
76425
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
01a
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000801
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics (TRS Technollogies, Inc.) (Currently TRS CERAMICS, INC.)
PA, State College, PA, 16801-7548
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782683007
Principal Investigator:
Seongtae Kwon
Dr.
(814) 238-7458
seongtae@trstechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Chris Walk
Dr.
(814) 238-7485
chris@trstechnologies.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
High temperature reliability is needed to design distributed power conditioning systems in next generation, high power density SiC and GaN-based electronics. New high energy density capacitors are needed to reduce the volume and weight of power conditioning modules and high temperature reliability is needed to enable, SiC/GaN-based power systems. Ceramics have excellent power handling capability due to their low dissipation factors and relatively high thermal conductivity. The capacitors developed on this Phase I program will have capacitance 500nF ~1F, an energy density up to 4J/cc, working voltage & gt;800V, and a wide working temperature range up to & gt;300C. Pilot scale capacitor production will be developed and capacitors will be assembled into modules for a target capacitance of & gt;10 F for the Phase II program. Other application of high temperature ceramic capacitor with high energy density will include electric power conversion systems on mobile platforms such as hybrid electric ground vehicles, all electric ships, and more electric aircraft with well logging tools for the oil, gas, and geothermal well drilling industries.

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