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Tape Casting Process for Thin Cell Fabrication

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
64370
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
031-1008
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ENSER Corporation, The
5430 70th Avenue North Pinellas Park, FL 33781-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Tape Casting Process for Thin Cell Fabrication
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ00603C0083
Award Amount: $69,418.00
 

Abstract:

Presently there is no established manufacturing route for producing very thin (<10 mils) high quality, uniform composition electrode and separator components for thermal batteries over one inch or more in diameter. The proposed effort is to investigateliquid slurry tape casting as a potential route to address this deficiency. Tape casting is already an established process for producing thin components for lithium-polymer batteries and ceramic devices. Some work performed in the early to mid 1990's byWestinghouse, which is now the intellectual property of the Enser Corp. has shown that it is possible to make thin electrode and separator components for high temperature rechargeable batteries. These batteries had a very similar electrochemical couple toones used in thermal batteries. When these components were tested in batteries they demonstrated very good uniform performance over many charge-discharge cycles. Several emerging military applications are signaling the need for thermal batteries that arecapable of providing high power at only modest to very low energy. This edge-of-the-envelope set of requirements dictates the need for thin cell components that optimize high power performance while packaging only the limited cell capacity required tomeet mission requirements.

Principal Investigator:

Geoff Barlow
Chief Scientist
7275201393
gbarlow@ensercorp.com

Business Contact:

R. Roy Jackson
President
7275201393
rjackson@ensercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ENSER CORP. THE
5430 70th Avenue North Pinellas Park, FL 33781

EIN/Tax ID: 630921815
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No