High-Temperature, Flexible Inorganic Dielectric Films for High Energy Density Capacitors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,167.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-08-C-2812
Agency Tracking Number:
O063-EP3-1211
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD06-EP3
Solicitation Number:
2006.3
Small Business Information
APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.
1801 Maple Ave., Suite 5316, Evanston, IL, 60201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
020126814
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Mangrich
Materials Engineer
(847) 287-6292
bmangrich@atfinet.com
Business Contact:
Sankar Sambasivan
President and CEO
(847) 287-6291
sankar@atfinet.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
High temperature, high energy density capacitors will serve a critical technology path enabling military applications such as power pulse weaponry, power conditioning devices, as well as many aerospace, automotive and petroleum applications. With DoD’s next-generation initiatives toward electrically-powered propulsion systems, capacitor performance limits needs to be much enhanced, particularly with introduction of high-temperature stable systems. Most current capacitors are polymer-based with limited energy storage capacity (< 5 J/cc) and temperature limitations (<125°C). Dielectric films with higher temperature capabilities and increased energy storage are needed. Phase I effort clearly demonstrated unique capabilities of Applied Thin Films, Inc. (ATFI’s) inorganic-based aluminum phosphate dielectric films with exceptional high temperature stability, high, frequency-stable dielectric constant, and high breakdown strength. In Phase II, in collaboration with a prime contractor, ATFI will engage in further developing this novel concept and scale-up the process amenable for production. Prototype capacitors will be built and tested for relevant properties.

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