NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 Z1.01-7407
SUBTOPIC TITLE: High Power/Voltage Electronics
PROPOSAL TITLE: Nanostructured Dielectrics for High-Temperature Capacitors

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Thermosolv, LLC
3474 North 3rd Street
Laramie, WY 82072 - 9571
(307) 721-2376

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Oleg Polyakov
opolyako@uwyo.edu
3474 North 3rd Street
Laramie, WY 82072 - 9571
(307) 721-2408

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Vijay Sethi
vsethi.thermosolv@gmail.com
3474 North 3rd Street
Laramie, WY 82072 - 9571
(307) 721-2376

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
High Power/Voltage Electronics is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Space operation places extra physical and structural demands on the power components, including capacitors. Nanostructured dielectrics offer the opportunity to tailor the dielectric material on the nanometer scale to provide tremendous improvements in electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties, and enable high-temperature, high-energy-density, and high-voltage capacitors.

In this project, the team of Thermosolv and Arizona State University targets the development of novel ceramic dielectrics with the unique nanostructured architecture comprised of closely packed parallel one-dimensional chains of dipoles. The proposed structure will realize dramatic enhancements in dielectric constant (by orders of magnitude) in comparison with conventional dielectrics, while preserving high voltage breakthrough strength and low dielectric losses. Such a large leap in performance, in combination with the robust, reproducible, and manufacturable structure, will enable high-energy-density, high-power, thermally stable, and long-lived capacitors for energy storage and power conditioning.

Phase I work will demonstrate feasibility of the technology by fabricating and testing capacitor prototypes utilizing novel nanodielectrics.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
High-temperature capacitors for energy storage and power conditioning in Power Management and Distribution systems.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Commercial applications are numerous and include energy storage and power conditioning for the energy back-up systems, sustainable energy systems utilizing renewable intermittent energy sources, power electronics, transportation, and telecommunications systems.

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.)
Distribution/Management
Power Combiners/Splitters
Storage
Transmitters/Receivers

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