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Long-lived Power Source with Pulsed Current Capability

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
78778
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-A04-4297
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Long-lived Power Source with Pulsed Current Capability
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00164-06-C-6007
Award Amount: $99,989.00
 

Abstract:

The development of a battery-based power source for active anti-tamper technology is proposed. The battery will provide both primary power for tamper-detection sensors and secondary, latent power for tamper response. A hierarchical approach is proposed in which the battery is the core element providing power to the anti-tamper sensor and response components. A second level of anti-tamper protection is provided by an innovation in the battery design that initiates an anti-tamper response if an attempt is made to penetrate or disable the battery. A third level of anti-tamper protection is provided by using the battery as a protective cover for critical components. The key innovations are the selection of battery materials that provide a 10-year functional lifetime with pulsed-current capability, and the a packaging design that prevents undetected tampering of the battery. A dual-chemistry battery cathode is proposed that combines two active materials that together provide long-lived, low-level primary power and an on-demand pulsed secondary current capability. The principal Phase I objective is to fabricate a battery incorporating elements that detect battery tampering and to demonstrate the primary and secondary power capabilities of the battery.

Principal Investigator:

Dharmasena Peramunage
Senior Scientist
7817699450
pera@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

R. D. Rauh
President
7817699450
drauh@eiclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No