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THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
3883
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3883
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Innovations, Inc.
8709 Knight Rd. Houston, TX 77054
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF BUILDING TWO COMPONENT THERMOVOLTAIC CELLS AND BATTERIES.
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $47,300.00
 

Abstract:

THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF BUILDING TWO COMPONENT THERMOVOLTAIC CELLS AND BATTERIES. SUCH THIN-FILM SOLID-STATE CELLS CAN BE CHARGED BY AN EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY, THEN, DISCHARGE THROUGH AN EXTERNAL RESISTANCE WITH HIGH SPECIFIC POWER AND SPECIFIC STORED ENERGY. THERE ARE NO SIDE REACTIONS SO CHARGE-DISCHARGE CYCLES CAN BE REPEATED RAPIDLY AND FOR AN INDEFINITE NUMBER OF CYCLES. THE APPROACH IS TO BUILD SINGLE CELLS AND STUDY THEIR ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY. THEN, BUILD BATTERIES CONSISTING OF STACKS OF SUCH CELLS IN PARALLEL, AND DETERMINE THE CHARGE/DISCHARGE CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCH BATTERIES. FINALLY, BUILD STACKS OF SUCH BATTERIES CONNECTED IN SERIES TO OBTAIN HIGHER VOLTAGES, AND INVESTIGATE THE THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCH BATTERIES INSIDE OF A THERMAL ENCLOSURE, WITH OR WITHOUT HUMIDITY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr meredith c gourdine
2016742727

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Energy Innovations Inc
320 S Harrison St East Orange, NJ 07018

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