Structural Battery for Interceptor Kill Vehicle
Agency / Branch:
DOD / MDA
CRG is proposing to study the design of a structural battery. Such a design accomplishes two tasks. It combines two components, eliminating weight. Second, it reduces volume. Drawing parallels to automotive racing, this allows for placing mission-critical hardware where desired or taking advantage of lower space requirements. CRG will start out with a paper study of the materials and manufacturing methods available to make structural batteries. This will then be used to determine candidate structures for the analysis phase of the proposed effort. This film battery samples provided by a third party will be tested to determine effective properties of the batteries structure that will be used in the analysis. The properties of these samples wil be used to construct finite element models for structural analysis. Structural analysis will render results that show which structural battery configurations work best for a given situation. The last step in the process will be to start a study of different substrates that will enable stronger/stiffer/lighter structures. Most of the portion of this effort is expected to be accomplished on paper and in computational space with physical implementation taking Phase II.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Christopher D. Hemmelgarn
Tech Lead, Systems Engineering Div
CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
2750 Indian Ripple Road Dayton, OH 45440
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