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Advanced high temperature ceramic capacitors for energy storage applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
76425
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
01a
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000801
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Advanced high temperature ceramic capacitors for energy storage applications
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-13ER90703
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

High temperature reliability is needed to design distributed power conditioning systems in next generation, high power density SiC and GaN-based electronics. New high energy density capacitors are needed to reduce the volume and weight of power conditioning modules and high temperature reliability is needed to enable, SiC/GaN-based power systems. Ceramics have excellent power handling capability due to their low dissipation factors and relatively high thermal conductivity. The capacitors developed on this Phase I program will have capacitance 500nF ~1F, an energy density up to 4J/cc, working voltage & gt;800V, and a wide working temperature range up to & gt;300C. Pilot scale capacitor production will be developed and capacitors will be assembled into modules for a target capacitance of & gt;10 F for the Phase II program. Other application of high temperature ceramic capacitor with high energy density will include electric power conversion systems on mobile platforms such as hybrid electric ground vehicles, all electric ships, and more electric aircraft with well logging tools for the oil, gas, and geothermal well drilling industries.

Principal Investigator:

Seongtae Kwon
Dr.
(814) 238-7458
seongtae@trstechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Chris Walk
Dr.
(814) 238-7485
chris@trstechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRS Ceramics (TRS Technollogies, Inc.)
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801-7548

EIN/Tax ID: 251637806
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No