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Safe, High-Power Battery for Sonobuoys

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92646
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-110-0948
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MaxPower, Inc.
141 Christopher Lane Harleysville, PA 19438-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Safe, High-Power Battery for Sonobuoys
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-09-C-0438
Award Amount: $73,941.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy has established a need to update the present high power sonobuoy power source used in Air Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Systems. Present technology for the ASW sonobuoy battery utilizes a primary Lithium/SO2 battery chemistry which is capable of providing 20, 10 second pulses drawing 5500 W of power at 65 V. The existing system offers a low cost, high power solution, however concerns have been raised over the safety of this chemistry. Under high rates of discharge, the SO2 cell generates excessive amounts of heat which cause the cells to vent, releasing toxic fumes to the surroundings. MaxPower offers a baseline Li/MnO2 cell system as replacement for the Li/ SO2. Unique in this baseline cell are the cathode formulation and superior solution properties that can sustain high discharge condition. We showed equivalent pulse data showing that the Li/MnO2 cell system can meet the established power requirements, and we will validate this capability at the full size cell hardware level.

Principal Investigator:

Ian Kowalczyk
Principal Development Engineer
2155134230
ian.kowalczyk@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