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High-Capacity Primary Battery for Extreme Environments

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87663
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-098-1076
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MaxPower, Inc.
141 Christopher Lane Harleysville, PA 19438-2035
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: High-Capacity Primary Battery for Extreme Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00039-09-C-0046
Award Amount: $355,856.00
 

Abstract:

The Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Handheld Manpack Program has a need for a primary battery capable of operating high power consumption devices, the JTRS handheld radio in particular. Key requirements of the battery assembly include operation at extreme environments (-40,aC to 55,aC), weighing less than 1.3 pounds, and occupying a volume no greater than 30 in3. Additionally, the battery assembly should include State of Charge (SOC) technology that will enable operators to evaluate battery health prior to performing a mission. During Phase I, MaxPower designed and demonstrated the capability of a primary lithium carbon monofluoride (Li|CFx) battery system. This system was capable of delivering a minimum of 10 hours operation at -40,aC while meeting the weight and volume constraints. In addition, a state-of-charge device was developed and successfully demonstrated even down to the utltra-low temperature at -40,aC with 98% accuracy. A sound foundation is set for the development of a fully integrated radio battery system prototypes. For the Phase II effort, the following milestone deliverables are called out: three functional prototype 12 months after contract award (MAC); - second-" functional batteries at 22 MAC; a CDR review at 16 MAC; and completion of a Technology Transition Plan (TPP) 23 MAC.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Meyer
Senior Principal Research
2152564575
ben.meyer@maxpowerinc.com

Business Contact:

David Chua
President
2152564575
maxpowerdc@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAXPOWER, INC.
141 Christopher Lane Harleysville, PA 19438

EIN/Tax ID: 232797805
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No