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Micro-Scale Inertial Igniter for Miniature Thermal Battery

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
78210
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-049-3406
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tanner Research Inc.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016-3424
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Micro-Scale Inertial Igniter for Miniature Thermal Battery
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-07-C-0014
Award Amount: $69,982.00
 

Abstract:

Tanner Research, Inc. proposes to implement in Phase I a TRL-5 micro-scale inertial igniter suitable for gun-launched activation of miniature thermal batteries. Tanner's inertial device uses MEMS-based S&A functionality to close a hypergolic switch and initiate a pyrotechnic to heat and liquefy molten-salt electrolyte activating a miniature thermal battery. Tanner's inertial component is multifunctional and designed to meet very tight (e.g., 1000-to-1500 "g" for 5 msec), or very loose (e.g., 1000-to-50,000 "g" for 5 msec) gun-launch setback environments. Similarly, the device is designed to survive a 7-to-40 foot drop onto concrete (e.g., 1000 "g" BUT only lasting less than 1 msec) without tripping the hypergolic switch. This unique functionality comes from an innovative built-in micro-channel compressibility feature. Therefore, to survive the drop test, the design cannot be vacuum-sealed. However, the inertial igniter must ultimately survive a 20-year shelf life requirement so Tanner will determine in Phase II which inert gas will not react unfavorably with the thermal battery electrolyte to be used.

Principal Investigator:

Amish Desai
Senior Scientist
6264719700
amish.desai@tanner.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Dinniene
Controller
6264719778
kevin@tanner.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TANNER RESEARCH, INC.
825 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016

EIN/Tax ID: 954163780
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No