Advanced Dielectrics for Pulsed Power Capacitor Devices 2004-01-3216
Capacitors are a pervasive technology in every military and commercial application. Millions are used in military systems and are considered a critical link and a common area of failure. Future military systems will rely on the development of pulsed power, high energy density capacitors for their successful deployment. These high performance capacitors are an enabling technology for the More Electric Aircraft (MEA), Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), DE ATAC, UCAV, and High Power Microwave (HPM) demonstration programs. The military will also benefit from advanced capacitor devices in Electronic Propulsion Power Conditioning, Space Based Laser (SBL) and Space Plane PMAD. To ensure the availability of these future high performance capacitor devices, the dielectric material development becomes crucial.