High Energy and Power Density Electrical Energy Storage Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N39430-13-P-1247
Agency Tracking Number: N131-020-0909
Amount: $149,942.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-020
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing
7800A South Nogales Highway, Tucson, AZ, -
DUNS: 066066874
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Zachary Wing
 Director of Sci.&Tech
 (520) 547-0861
 zwing@acmtucson.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Turcotte
Title: President
Phone: (520) 547-0855
Email: sturcotte@acmtucson.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Energy storage is an issue for high energy and high power applications. Batteries typically offer high energy densities with low power densities. For capacitors, the energy to power ratio is reversed. Therefore, capacitors have been limited to pulsed power applications that require high charging/discharging rates. Conventional ultra capacitors used in power applications are based on liquid electrolytes and the formation of electric double layers. However, these suffer from temperature limitations and have low energy densities. A high energy density / high power density capacitor would reduce/eliminate dependency on chemical batteries. High performance Ultra Capacitors would be of broad interest for grid storage/stabilization, directed energy weapons, rail guns, commercial hybrid/electric vehicles, space vehicles, and a vast array of portable electronics. Advanced Ceramics Manufacturing (ACM) believes high energy density / high power densities can be achieved by exploiting effective medium design concepts to allow energy densities to approach or exceed those of chemical batteries. If successful, the proposed technology will offer superior safety, lifetimes, and thermal stability compared to electrolyte based capacitors.

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