CNT-Based Electrostatic Supercapacitor for Energy Storage

Period of Performance: 12/18/2012 - 09/18/2013

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Qintelix, Inc.
8906 Wall Street, Suite 703
Austin, TX 78754
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Qintelix, Inc. proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of a 1 MW scale carbon nanotube (CNT) based electrostatic energy storage system with high charge and discharge rates, high cycle life, and high energy density. CNT based electrostatic energy storage technology will enable a transformational shift from reliance on Lithium Ion battery technology to adoption of a novel electrostatic energy storage device that offers game-changing performance enhancement and also overcomes multiple drawbacks of conventional electrochemical battery systems. An analytical study will be conducted during Phase I to confirm the feasibility of achieving system level properties targeted by DARPA. A proof of concept demonstration will also be conducted and a technology path to enhanced performance will be identified.