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Integrated Power Sources for MEMS with Extended Mission Durations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67700
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-188-1323
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Integrated Power Sources for MEMS with Extended Mission Durations
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-M-2439
Award Amount: $99,996.00
 

Abstract:

TPL proposes to develop a small volume small footprint, high capacity power source for MEMS and microsystems with extended mission durations. The proposed approach will apply TPL's novel VOLUMETRIC (or 3-D) design for minimum footprint, minimum volume electrochemical devices to high energy density lithium ion (Li-ion) chemistry. The resulting Li-ion microbatteries will provide a rechargeable power source for stand-alone MEMS sensors and miniaturized wireless communications devices used in advanced Air Force systems such as Micro Air Deployed Munitions. These novel devices will be the first MEMS-scale Li-ion microbatteries that exploit 3-D geometries to maximize capacity. Li-ion batteries are attractive for defense and consumer applications because of their high energy density (400Wh/kg), high voltage (>3.5V), and their ability to be recharged (>500 cycles). Combined with TPL's patented volumetric supercapacitors, the proposed small form factor batteries will enable a minimum-volume, minimum weight power source. Such a power supply will be critical to realizing discrete minimum volume (covert) microsystems for extended lifetime missions. TPL has pioneered volumetric micro-electrochemical devices, and is uniquely qualified to ensure delivery of a micro-power supply that will support MEMS applications in both commercial and military markets.

Principal Investigator:

Charles D.E. Lakeman
Principal Investigator
5053424427
clakeman@tplinc.com

Business Contact:

H. M. Stoller
President & CEO
5053424412
hstoller@tplinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TPL, INC.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

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