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Company Information:

Company Name: ENSER CORP. THE
City: Pinellas Park
State: FL
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (727) 520-1393

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,415,763.00 16
SBIR Phase II $7,436,478.00 10

Award List:

Multi-Cavity Die Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Harry Straub, Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Award Amount: $69,807.00
Abstract:
"Thermal batteries are mission-critical components utilized in virtually every weapon system. Thermal batteries require four types of pellets that comprise the energy-producing portion of the battery. These include: (1) anode pellets, composed of Li(Si)alloy and electrolyte salt, (2) cathode… More

High Rate Powder Mixing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Heath Norris, Process Development Engr.
Award Amount: $69,897.00
Abstract:
"Thermal batteries are a mission-critical component utilized in virtually every weapon system. Four types of pellets comprise the energy-producing portion of a thermal battery. These include: (1) anode pellets, composed of Li(Si) alloy and electrolytesalt, (2) cathode pellets, consisting of either… More

High Rate Powder Mixing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Heath Norris, Sr. Process Development E
Award Amount: $749,707.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are a mission-critical component utilized in virtually every weapon system. Four types of pellets comprise the energy-producing portion of a thermal battery. These include: (1) anode pellets, composed of Li(Si) alloy and electrolytesalt, (2) cathode pellets, consisting of either… More

In-situ Cathode Formation for Thermal Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Geoff Barlow, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,768.00
Abstract:
The goal of this research is to significantly increase the specific and volumetric energy densities of thermal batteries by combining the functions of the cathode and heat pellet. The proposed method of achieving this is to form the cathode active materialwithin the heat pellet by the pyrotechnic… More

Tape Casting Process for Thin Cell Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Geoff Barlow, Chief Scientist
Award Amount: $69,418.00
Abstract:
Presently there is no established manufacturing route for producing very thin (

In-situ Cathode Formation for Thermal Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Heath Norris, Associate Dir. of Tech. (
Award Amount: $749,518.00
Abstract:
The goal of this research is to significantly increase the specific and volumetric energy densities of thermal batteries by combining the functions of the cathode and heat pellet. The proposed method of achieving this is to form the cathode active material within the heat pellet by the pyrotechnic… More

Tape Casting Process for Thin Cell Fabrication

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Heath Norris, Associate Dir. of Tech. (
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
Presently there is no established manufacturing route for producing very thin (

Thermal Battery Powder Granulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Heath Norris, Acting Associate Dir. of
Award Amount: $99,624.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are mission-critical components utilized in virtually every weapon system. Thermal batteries require four types of pellets that comprise the energy-producing portion of the battery. These include: (1) anode pellets, composed of Li(Si) alloy and electrolyte salt, (2) cathode… More

Thermal Battery Powder Granulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Heath Norris, AA DIr. of Technology
Award Amount: $745,838.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are mission-critical components utilized in virtually every weapon system. Thermal batteries require four types of pellets that comprise the energy-producing portion of the battery. These include: (1) anode pellets, composed of Li(Si) alloy and electrolyte salt, (2) cathode… More

Mine-Neutralization Vehicle Thermal Battery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Heath Norris, Acting Associate Dir. of
Award Amount: $69,363.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are a mission critical component used in virtually every modern day weapons system. The mine neutralization vehicle requires a high energy density (> 70Wh/kg), multi-hour life (minimum 1hr.) power source that operates at relatively low power (100-120 watts). It has been shown,… More

Thermal Battery Mechanical Modeling and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Harney, Director, Technology
Award Amount: $62,241.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are mission critical components which provide power to military weapon systems for electronics, fusing, sensing and actuation. They are typically custom designed and qualified for each specific application. ENSER has developed electrochemical and thermal models to accelerate this… More

Ballistic Missile Defense System Innovative Power Storage Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David Harney, Director, Technology
Award Amount: $99,979.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of the pellet production automation program is to develop alternative methodologies for: 1) precise powder measurement, 2) powder preparation for transfer into the die cavity, 3) uniform powder dispersion. Pellet production is currently a rate limiting step in the production of… More

Cathode Improvements for Thermal Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: David Harney, Director of Technology
Award Amount: $68,560.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are mission critical components which provide power to military weapon systems for electronics, fusing, sensing and actuation. Today's thermal battery packaging and performance requirements are being pushed to the limits. System designers are demanding higher power levels over… More

Automated Quality Control for Thermal Battery Pellets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: David Harney, Director, Technology
Award Amount: $99,829.00
Abstract:
The overall objective of this program is to develop methodologies for: automatic removal of the pellets from the press, precise measurement of the pellets (weight, thickness), calculation of density, inspection of pellets for chips and cracks, and segregation of non-compliant pellets. Automation… More

Cathode Improvements for Thermal Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nick Shuster, V.P Engineering and Techn
Award Amount: $729,957.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are mission critical components which provide power to military weapon systems for electronics, fusing, sensing and actuation. Current and future thermal battery packaging and performance requirements are being pushed to the limits, demanding higher power levels over longer… More

Thermal Battery Mechanical Modeling and Simulation

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Nick Shuster, V.P. Engineering / Techno
Award Amount: $696,071.00
Abstract:
The lack of a reliable analysis package is seen as a weak link in the thermal battery design, development, and qualification process. ENSER has developed and refined dynamic electrical and thermal performance models based on fundamental electrochemical and heat transfer principles. These models are… More

Automated Quality Control for Thermal Battery Pellets

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nick Shuster, V.P Engineering and Techn
Award Amount: $903,236.00
Abstract:
Thermal battery pellets must be manufactured to extremely tight weight and density tolerances. Currently, this production process is a rate-limiting step in thermal battery manufacture. Inspection of pellets is currently performed manually, slowing the

Advances in Thermal Battery Anodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Nick Shuster, V.P. Engineering and Technology
Award Amount: $99,902.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are mission critical components which provide power to military weapon systems for electronics, fusing, sensing and actuation. Current and future thermal battery packaging and performance requirements are being pushed to the limits, demanding higher power levels over longer… More

Advancements in Thermal Battery Pellet Manufacture

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Annmarie Ronacher, Program Manager New Technology
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are a mission-critical component utilized in virtually every weapon system. All thermal batteries require four types of pellets that comprise the cell stack(s), i.e., the energy-producing portion of the battery. Pellet size (diameter and thickness) and the number of pellets… More

Automated Thermal Battery Assembly

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Annmarie Ronacher, Program Manager New Technology
Award Amount: $99,869.00
Abstract:
Although there are numerous types of primary and secondary batteries which now fulfill a variety of roles within the Department of Defense (DOD), primary thermal batteries are arguably among the most important in terms of their impact across all service branches, to include the Missile Defense… More

New Thermal Battery Electrochemistry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Annmarie Ronacher, President
Award Amount: $119,935.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are mission critical components which provide power to military weapon systems for electronics, fusing, sensing and actuation. Current and future thermal battery packaging and performance requirements are being pushed to the limits, demanding higher power levels over longer… More

Advances in Thermal Battery Anodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Annmarie Ronacher, Program Manager New Techn
Award Amount: $716,024.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries are employed in virtually every strategic defense and tactical weapon system. As systems capabilities continue to increase, future thermal batteries will be required to deliver higher power and energy in packages smaller and lighter than those available with baseline… More

New Thermal Battery Electrochemistry

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Annmarie Ronacher, Sr. Program Manager, New – (727) 520-1393
Award Amount: $647,383.00
Abstract:
Thermal batteries power a vast array of tactical and strategic defense systems. Future performance requirements are demanding higher power levels over longer operating times for: (1) multi-functional seeker and sensor packages, (2) active data links supporting net-centric operation and (3) increased… More

High Voltage Actuator Battery Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Annmarie Ronacher, Sr. Program Manager, New – (727) 520-1393
Award Amount: $141,420.00
Abstract:
Since 1997, The ENSER Corporation has been the sole-source supplier to Raytheon Missile Systems for both the AIM-9X CAS and AIM-9X GS (Guidance System) batteries. Initially, both of these batteries employed the legacy lithium-silicon alloy (LiSi) / FeS2 (naturally-occurring iron pyrite)… More

LOW-TEMPERATURE/HIGH-VOLTAGE THERMAL BATTERY

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Annmarie Ronacher, Sr. Program Manager – (727) 520-1393
Award Amount: $76,154.00
Abstract:
To ultimately provide a complete thermal battery system that meets the objectives of the defined program, i.e. electrolyte melting temperature between 100 and 230 degrees C, single cell voltage greater than 2 V, sustained background current density greater than 0.5 A/cm2 and pulse current density… More

High Voltage Actuator Battery Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Annmarie Ronacher, Sr. Program Manager – (727) 520-1393
Award Amount: $748,747.00
Abstract:
Since 1997, The ENSER Corporation has been the sole-source supplier to Raytheon Missile Systems for both the AIM-9X CAS and AIM-9X GS (Guidance System) batteries. Initially, both of these batteries employed the legacy lithium-silicon alloy (LiSi) / FeS2 (naturally-occurring iron pyrite)… More