Mainstream Engineering Awarded Contract from DMEA to Develop High-Energy-Density Micro-Ultracapacitors

ROCKLEDGE, FL – October 22nd, 2014 – Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 28-year-old Brevard County research and manufacturing company, has been awarded an advanced R&D contract from the Defense MicroElectronics Activity (DMEA) to develop high-energy-density micro-ultracapacitors.

The integration of microelectronics into everyday products is rapidly growing. To enable this technological growth, “on-chip” capacitors need to be developed, for use in applications, such as micro-sensors, pumps, valves, and switches. Mainstream’s novel design results in a capacitor with an energy density greater than the current state of the art. In addition, this fabrication method is low-cost, scalable, and compatible with current microfabrication methods.

Mainstream has successfully demonstrated a 30-fold increase in capacitance over initial values and with this DMEA funding Mainstream believes that this technology can be pushed to achieve a 50-fold increase in capacitance.

The proposed effort fits well within Mainstream’s long-established focus areas of nanomaterial science and engineering as well as electrochemical energy storage and conversion.

About Mainstream Engineering
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development, and manufacturing small business with a history of leading-edge research and development that has resulted in advanced, lean-manufacturing, cost-competitive products, which are all made in the USA. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition advanced thermal control, energy storage, and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally safe green, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel/JP8-fueled engines (including generators and hybrid vehicle drive trains), advanced thermal control units, advanced biomass conversion technologies, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers, and the QwikProducts™ line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products. Areas of advanced research include thermal control, energy conversion, engine and emissions research, turbomachinery, chemical technology, and materials science.