SBIR: Improved High-Performance Ultracapacitor Electrodes for Hybrid Vehicles and Other Applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,997.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0638001
Award Id:
84650
Agency Tracking Number:
0638001
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
87 Church Street, SUITE 135, M/S 800, East Hartford, CT, 06108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
021804661
Principal Investigator:
MarekWojtowicz
PhD
(860) 528-9806
Marek@afrinc.com
Business Contact:
MarekWojtowicz
PhD
(860) 528-9806
Marek@afrinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the development of improved high-performance, low-cost carbon electrodes for ultracapacitors. The proposed innovation is the use of proprietary carbon-preparation techniques to produce high-performance, low-cost carbon electrodes. The first Phase I objective is to demonstrate the feasibility of manufacturing carbon electrodes in a system comprising several proprietary manufacturing improvements described in the proposal. A number of carbon materials will be synthesized and tested to prove and illustrate the concept. The second Phase I objective is to demonstrate high performance of the manufactured carbon for ultracapacitor applications. The primary applications of the developed high-performance carbon ultracapacitors would be in power systems for hybrid and electric cars, next-generation vehicles (NGVs), cellular telephones and other portable devices, with additional applications including high rate, short pulse delivery of large charges (such as pulsed lasers), power-supply low-frequency smoothing, and a variety of military, medical (defibrillators), telecommunications, and computer systems.

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