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Cathode Improvements for Thermal Batteries

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81367
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-015-0020
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Cathode Improvements for Thermal Batteries
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0040
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 operating times (hence, higher usable energy output) in smaller, lighter packages. These increases are required for: (1) advanced munitions and strategic defense applications employing multifunctional seeker and sensor packages, (2) active data links supporting a net-centric capability and/or (3) increased maneuvering capability. In order to meet these demands, ENSER has proposed development of new cathode materials and demonstrated significant improvements in performance in single cell tests and in prototype batteries during Phase I. During Phase II, ENSER is proposing to optimize the synthesis and manufacturing of the most promising cathode material(s) and demonstrate their processing in battery components and their improved performance in practical batteries. As confirmed in Phase I, these materials show significant increase in energy density, power density and operational lifetime of thermal batteries. The performance improvement(s) will be demonstrated in a selected battery (potentially JCM - now JAGM, EAPS or MKV).

Principal Investigator:

Nick Shuster
V.P Engineering and Techn
7275201393
nshuster@ensercorp.com

Business Contact:

R. R. 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