Manufacturable High-Energy-Density Titanium Dioxide Capacitor

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W911NF-14-P-0033
Agency Tracking Number: D142-001-0006
Amount: $99,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SB142-001
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-09-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-06-30
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
DUNS: 066594979
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Junqing Ma, Ph.D.
 Program Manager
 (781) 529-0587
Business Contact
 Michael Maher
Title: program manager
Phone: (571) 218-4583
Research Institution
The increased burden and elevated performance requirements on Department of Defense (DoD) electrical systems for power conditioning and pulsed-power applications demands next-generation passive electrical components, particularly capacitors. Current capacitors operate at lower temperatures and are bulky because of their low energy density. Ceramic dielectric capacitors offer high-temperature performance; however, available methods of preparing ceramic dielectric thin films are very limited in production capacity and not suitable for large-scale production. Giner, Inc. (Giner) proposes to develop a one-step, high-efficiency process to continuously produce thin dielectric high-temperature (>160?C) capacitors for DoD?s electrical systems. This Phase I project will focus on demonstrating the fabrication process, characterizing the ultra-thin dielectric material and demonstrating scalability of the deposition-capacitor winding process. This proposed high-temperature ceramic dielectric capacitor will possess a targeted energy density of 8-10 J/cc. In Phase II, Giner will focus on scaling up the process and fabricating and delivering >1000 J prototype capacitors to DARPA for independent evaluation in collaboration with an industry partner.

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