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

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0638001
Agency Tracking Number: 0638001
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: MI
Solicitation Number: NSF 06-553
Small Business Information
87 Church Street, SUITE 135, M/S 800, East Hartford, CT, 06108
DUNS: 021804661
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Marek Wojtowicz
 PhD
 (860) 528-9806
 Marek@afrinc.com
Business Contact
 Marek Wojtowicz
Title: PhD
Phone: (860) 528-9806
Email: Marek@afrinc.com
Research Institution
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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