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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-2812
Agency Tracking Number: O063-EP3-1211
Amount: $749,167.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD06-EP3
Solicitation Number: 2006.3
Small Business Information
1801 Maple Ave., Suite 5316, Evanston, IL, 60201
DUNS: 020126814
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Mangrich
 Materials Engineer
 (847) 287-6292
Business Contact
 Sankar Sambasivan
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (847) 287-6291
Email: sankar@atfinet.com
Research Institution
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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