High Voltage Pulse Forming Network (PFN) Capacitor

Period of Performance: 12/14/2015 - 12/13/2016


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

PolyK Technologies, LLC
2124 Old Gatesburg Road
State College, PA 16803
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


The Phase I project has demonstrated that high energy density of 1.6 J/cc can be achieved in large size film capacitors with microsecond discharge speed and long DC lifetime. Advanced electrode technology may further improve the energy density in large size capacitors. This SBIR Phase II project will develop and improve manufacturing technologies and capacitor design to achieve high energy density of 2.0 J/cc, DC lifetime >1,000 hours, and microsecond discharge speed in 500 uF/10 kV packaged capacitors.