NASA SBIR SUCCESS STORY Marshall Space Flight Center 
1993 Phase II

Electrochemical Super Capacitors for Electromechanical Actuators

Giner, Inc.

Waltham, MA

    Development of a highly efficient, long-life all solid ionomer electrochemical capacitor stack capable of supplying high current pulses.
Electromechanical Supercapacitor
Electromechanical Supercapacitor
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  • Development state: Prototype
  • Technical achievements to date: Fabricated/tested 50V/2kJ capacitor
  • Product/service name: Electrochemical Capacitor
  • Primary target/potential market sectors: Uninterruptable power supplies, defibrillators, pulse power sources
  • Cumulative sales revenues to date by target market sector:  $35K (pulse power)
  • Unique competitive advantage -- For each target sector, the use of an all solid ionomer capacitor, with no corrosive acids or bases present
  • Potential NASA application -- use as a pulse power source on Space Shuttle for Electromechanical Actuator activation
  • Potential Air Force application -- charge storage device in an UPS
  • Significant cost savings are expected due to weight reductions from removal of hydraulic systems.
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