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COMPACT IMPLANTABLE POWER SOURCES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19353
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19353
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SPIRE CORPORATION
1 PATRIOTS PARK BEDFORD, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: COMPACT IMPLANTABLE POWER SOURCES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,722.00
 

Abstract:

THE AIM OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP ENERGY-DENSE LONG-LIVED IMPLANTABLE POWER SOURCES RANGING FROM MICROWATTS TO SEVERAL WATTS. THE CORE OF THE DEVICE IS RADIOISOTOPE-POWERED INDIUM PHOSPHIDE VOLTAIC CELL EXPECTED TO ACHIEVE ENERGY DENSITIES OVER TEN THOUSAND TIMES THAT OF THE BEST CHEMICAL BATTERIES. THE RECENTLY DISCOVERED RADIATION DAMAGE RESISTANCE AND ANNEALING PROPERTIES OF INDIUM PHOSPHIDE REMOVE THE FUNDAMENTAL LIMITATIONS OF EARLIER SILICON-BASED SYSTEMS. THIS PERMITS CONSIDERATION OF HIGH ENERGY BETA AND ALPHA EMITTERS TO ACIEVE HIGH POWER AND LONG LIFE WITH VIRTUALLY NO DETECTABLE EXTERNAL RADIATION. PHASE I RESEARCH WILL ADD TO THE EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL DATA REQUIRED FOR BUILDING AND TESTING PROTOTYPE CELLS.

Principal Investigator:

Edward A Burke
6172756000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spire Corp
One Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730

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