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PowerChip - Power for Microsystems with Extended Missions

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2005 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
TPL, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109-4416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: PowerChip - Power for Microsystems with Extended Missions
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-05-C-2613
Award Amount: $749,974.00


In this Phase II effort, TPL will develop, design and build a novel power source for microsystems with extended mission durations - the ¿PowerChip. Both single use and rechargeable systems will be developed containing either lithium primary or lithium secondary batteries, respectively. Rechargeable ¿PowerChips will be able to be combined with energy harvesting systems as a primary energy source for extended lifetime operation. These devices will have high capacity (several mAhr), high power capabilities (exceeding 100mW for 2s at 3V or higher), and a small footprint that fits a standard outline package. The proposed ¿PowerChips will combine TPL's volumetric lithium ion or lithium microbatteries and microsupercapacitors with proprietary ultra-low power charge control circuitry. The combination of batteries with supercapacitors, delivers both steady state and high power transient pulses. Critical to this design is TPL's innovative charge control circuitry. These unique circuit designs will enable control over charging the microsupercapacitor and the microbattery with minimal current drain on the primary energy source. The resulting power supply will be packaged into a standard small form factor configuration that can be readily mounted onto a PCB, and will be critical to realizing discrete minimum volume microsystems being developed by AFRL's Micro Munitions Technology team.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Lakeman
Manager, Micropower Techn

Business Contact:

H. M. Stoller
President & CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

EIN/Tax ID: 850291542
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No