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Thermal Battery with Low Internal Operating Temperatures for Missile…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67688
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-186-1065
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
541 NW 11th Street Corvallis, OR 97330 6018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Thermal Battery with Low Internal Operating Temperatures for Missile Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-M-2433
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The U.S. Air Force requires rechargeable thermal battery technology that can function at low skin temperatures for use in advanced weapons systems. Based on proof-of-concept experiments conducted by us, we believe that a rechargeable thermal battery technology may be achieved by marrying "off the shelf" lithium ion battery electrodes to a new class of non-flammable molten salt electrolytes. We envision a lithium ion cell chemistry operating at ~100¿C that can provide high energy densities and high rate capabilities with battery skin temperature significantly lower than that of current thermal primary batteries. During Phase I the new molten salt electrolytes will be characterized in respect to ionic conductivity and electrochemical stability. The best electrolytes will be cycled in lithium ion cells at elevated temperatures.

Principal Investigator:

Victor R. Koch
President and CEO
7819381140
koch@covalentassociates.com

Business Contact:

Linda Morrison
Clerk of the Corporation
7819381140
morrison@covalentassociates.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
10 State Street Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 042752232
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No