General Atomics‘ electromagnetic systems business unit has produced a capacitor technology designed to operate at high voltages and temperatures.
The company said Wednesday the new capacitor works to support stable operation of power electronics at more than 1000 volts and temperatures as high as 500 degrees Celsius.
Scott Forney, president of General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, said the company developed the technology for customers who aim to build ultra-high temperature power electronics.
Forney added that the new offering is meant to provide more stable behavior in varying temperature ranges over current capacitors.
Mark Schneider, GA-EMS manager of capacitor research, development and engineering, noted that the company currently produces the new capacitors for “specialized applications and customers” and that commercial availability will begin in the fourth quarter of 2018.
GA-EMS received a contract from the Defense Department‘s Ordnance Technology Consortium earlier this month to supply high-energy density capacitors for a non-lethal platform that works to stop and disable vehicles.