Nanoramic Labs' FastCAP SD85-500 Chip Ultracapacitor for Backup Power in Solid State Drives

November 1, 2018

Nanoramic's FastCAP SD85-500 Chip Ultracapacitor is the first reflowable, slim profile, and low ESR device that fits energy storage requirements for power loss protection in SSDs. In this article, we outline the benefits of she SD85-500 product vs. tantalum polymer capacitors and other surface mounted ultracapacitors. In addition, case studies are discussed and examples of configurations are presented.

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High Temperature Ultracapacitors in Oil and Gas

July 11, 2018

Nanoramic’s FastCAP Extreme Environment Ultracapacitors are the first ultracapacitors to meet all temperature, vibration, and shock requirements for oil and gas exploration. Developed to enable new energy storage capabilities for lithium battery, generator, and wireline applications, FastCAP's EE ultracapacitors offer a flexible tool for increased energy storage and power handling in down-hole exploration and production tools. Use our FastCAP EE ultracapacitors to increase the power of an existing battery solution or introduce rechargeable, ride-through energy storage for generator systems.

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Structural Ultracapacitor Energy Storage

June 22, 2017

The concept of structural energy storage seeks to synergistically combine the mechanical, load-bearing qualities of chassis infrastructures with the electrical, power-delivering capabilities of contemporary energy storage solutions. Capacitor sizes and shapes are tailored for space constrained and unusual shapes where conventional cylindrical or prismatic solutions are difficult to integrate. Applications target either a reduction in system size or an augmentation in system power and energy. Strong candidates for this technology include: Satellites (CubeSats, NanoSats), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Robotic, Platforms, Cargo Modules, Micro-sensors, Missile Systems, Underwater Vehicles, Light Military Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Electric Motorcycles, Scooters, Motor Housings, Integrated Renewable Storage, Race, Cars and Motorcycles, Small Consumer Electronics, Battery Chargers, Hybrid Battery Systems.

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Nanoramic's Ulyss ET for EM Telemetry

March 23, 2017

The Ulyss ET Systems boosts signal, reduces cost, and improves data rate. In this paper, we’ll introduce Nanoramic’s Ulyss ET (ET) as a solution for EM telemetry that boosts signal, reduces cost, and improves data throughput. EM telemetry is a method of transmitting digital information to the surface during Measurement While Drilling (MWD) and Logging While Drilling (LWD) operations. These systems transmit very low frequency EM waves to the surface through the ground that are subsequently decoded on the surface. These systems, inherently, require an energy storage solution capable of delivering high power on the time scale of a minute.

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Automotive Microhybrids

March 20, 2017

Strict efficiency goals for manufacture car fleets are pushing engineers toward new technology to increase driving efficiency while keeping costs low. Such technology includes start-stop systems, electric turbo-chargers, propulsion assist systems, and energy recovery systems. Many of these features require an energy storage technology that is both high power and high cycle life, pushing traditional lead-acid and lithium-ion technology past their specifications. Ultracapacitor modules and hybrid systems provide an energy storage solution to meet these requirements. Additionally, Nanoramic's high temperature ultracapacitor technology enables new design architectures by allowing energy storage to be placed under-the-hood or supported with minimal active cooling, potentially simplifying the vehicle design and reducing overhead costs.

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Ulyss EP for Mud Pulse Telemetry

March 20, 2017

In this paper, we’ll introduce Nanoramic’s Ulyss EP as a solution for mud pulse telemetry that extends battery life, reduces cost, and improves safety. Mud pulse telemetry is a common method of transmitting digital information to the surface during Measurement While Drilling (MWD) and Logging While Drilling (LWD) operations. These systems rapidly modulate the flow of drilling fluid to create pressure waves that travel through the drill pipe. The resulting pressure waves are then decoded by a transducer on the surface. These systems, inherently, require an energy storage solution that can provide high power in short bursts.

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Cube Satellite Hybrid Energy Storage

February 15, 2017

Cube satellite payloads are advancing to require high power capabilities in the same small and modular form factor. Traditionally, the limited surface area and volume of a cube satellite has limited the practical power limit of cube satellites. To the extent that the energy will be generated by solar panels, cube satellites have a limited round trip energy budget. Increasing solar panel efficiency and complexity alleviates the energy issue to some degree. Both however, occur at the expense of the original cube satellite advantages of being inexpensive, small, and reliable. As such, the objective of high power capabilities must also assume fairly short time scales in order to preserve the energy budget. In order to continue advancing cube satellite technology, Nanoramic is developing a cube satellite cell module that has excellent power density, energy density, and thermal conductivity while supporting a simple and expandable architecture.

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High Temperature Ultracapacitors for Rack Level Data Center UPS

January 25, 2017

This paper presents the concept of an ultracapacitor module with an operating voltage of 48V for bridge power in UPS systems. The device is able to operate for more than 15 years at 125 F, requiring limited maintenance and reducing the costs of currently utilized lead acid batteries. The yearly cost savings for a medium scale data center using Nanoramic ultracapacitors instead of lead acid batteries is projected to be $500k. The yearly energy savings in the U.S. for running data centers at 125 F is projected to be 31.5 TWh, while the energy savings related to energy storage cooling elimination is projected to be 130 GWh.

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The Lithium-free Toolstring

November 29, 2016

In this paper, we’ll introduce Nanoramic's FastCAP Ultracapacitors as a solution for generator energy buffering and bus stabilization. Measurement While Drilling (MWD) and Logging While Drilling (LWD) operations often require constant power to sustain sensors, communication links, and downhole tools for best accuracy and speed. Mud turbine generators are a common source of downhole power. They provide electric power by steering mud flow through a turbine assembly which in turn generates electricity. AC/DC power converters regulate the power bus for delivery to the downhole instruments. However, drilling operations frequently require mud flow to be turned off, disabling the downhole turbine from generating electricity, leaving power bus without a primary source. For this reason, Lithium-thionyl chloride (Li‑SOCl2) batteries are often used in conjunction with a downhole turbine in order to regulate the power bus during those times when mud flow is off. As an alternative solution, Nanoramic Labs is currently offering high temperature ultracapacitors suitable for downhole energy storage and battery replacement. Nanoramic's FastCAP Ultracapacitors are rechargeable, high power devices that are safe to operate and contain no hazardous materials.

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