NASA SBIR 2010 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 10-1 X8.05-9570
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Advanced Power Conversion, Management, and Distribution (PMAD) for High Power Space Exploration Applications
PROPOSAL TITLE: Advanced Capacitors for High-Power Applications

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue
Newton, MA 02466 - 1311
(781) 529-0500

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Badawi Dweik
bdweik@ginerinc.com
89 Rumford Avenue
Newton, MA 02466 - 1311
(781) 529-0520

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
As the consumer and industrial requirements for compact, high-power-density, electrical power systems grow substantially over the next decade; there will be a significant need for novel electrode/electrolyte materials for high-power/energy-density capacitors. To meet the strong market demand for miniaturization and higher capacitance/voltage values in a given case size, new and advanced technologies must be developed and implemented. This proposal addresses the development of an all-solid, high-energy-density, high-power-density, high-voltage capacitor, with substantially reduced Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) and cost. The proposed capacitor combines the advantages of operating voltage associated with certain metal-oxide electrolytic capacitors with some special features of metal-oxide pseudocapacitor material. Compared to the standard solid electrolytic capacitor, the proposed capacitor design will have a higher capacitance and lower resistance, yielding a low-cost, low-ESR device with a simplified packaging process. During Phase I prototype capacitor units will be fabricated and characterized to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach. These units will be evaluated and compared to standard capacitors to evaluate the overall benefit of the hybrid capacitors and success in demonstrating concept feasibility.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The proposed capacitor will be used in a wide range of NASA's components for space assets, portable electronic systems, such as radar and transmitter power supplies for aircraft, traveling wave tube amplifiers, power supplies for satellites, power conditioning systems.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Military and Civilian application such as:
Output filtering in cell phones, PCs, DC-DC converters;
Back-up memory for electronic devices like PC, CD players, cameras;
Power generation;
Power interruption buffers;
Implantable heart stimulating defibrillators and neurological stimulators.
Radar and transmitter power supplies for military aircraft,
Guidance system transmitters for missiles.
Radar transmitters for shipboard defense.
Power supplies for down-hole oil and gas exploration; AC and DC applications

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Circuits (including ICs; for specific applications, see e.g., Communications, Networking & Signal Transport; Control & Monitoring, Sensors)
Coatings/Surface Treatments
Conversion
Sources (Renewable, Nonrenewable)
Storage


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