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EXTENDED-LIFE NON-REMOVABLE BATTERY FOR SMOKE DETECTORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16842
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16842
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
VMS CONSULTING ENGINEERS
VMS CONSULTING ENGINEERS 255 HEWLETT NECK RD WOODMERE, NY 11598
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: EXTENDED-LIFE NON-REMOVABLE BATTERY FOR SMOKE DETECTORS
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,994.00
 

Abstract:

IT IS A PROVEN FACT THAT SMOKE DETECTORS GIVE THE EARLY WARNING NEEDED TO SAVE LIVES IN A FIRE. HOWEVER, CONVENTIONAL SMOKE DETECTORS USE A BATTERY WHICH LASTS ONLY ONE YEAR AND IS OFTEN REMOVED WHEN THE LOW BATTERY ALARM SOUNDS AND NEVER REPLACED. ALSO SINCE THIS BATTERY IS REMOVABLE AND INTERCHANGEABLE IN OTHER EQUIPMENT, THE SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERY IS OFTEN "BORROWED" AND NEVER REPLACED. THESE PRACTICES OFTEN END IN TRAGEDY WHEN A FIRE OCCURS AND NO SMOKE DETECTOR PROTECTION IS AFFORDED BECAUSE THE BATTERY IS MISSING. THE PRESENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORT WILL PROVIDE A NON-REMOVABLE SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERY LASTING TWENTY YEARS INAPPLICATIONS BASED ON THE LM 1801 AND SIMILAR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS. SEVERAL TYPES OF LITHIUM ANODE PRIMARY CELLS WILLBE INVESTIGATED TO DETERMINE THEIR SUITABILITY TO THIS APPLICATION. THE LOW VOLTAGE ALARM SET POINT OF THE LM 1801IC WILL BE OPTIMIZED TO THE DISCHARGE CURVES OF THE BATTERY FOR MAXIMUM CAPACITY UTILIZATION. THE NEW FORM, FIT AND FUNCTION BATTERY WILL BE DIRECTLY SOLDERED INTO THE SMOKE DETECTOR PC BOARD TO DETER REMOVAL. A SEALED BATTERY/SMOKE DETECTOR CASE WILL BE DESIGNED TO FURTHER DETER REMOVAL. FINAL LITHIUM ANODE CHEMISTRY CELL SELECTION WILL BE BASED ON THE ABILITY TO MASS PRODUCE SMOKE DETECTORS HAVING THIS BATTERY. IT IS A PROVEN FACT THAT SMOKE DETECTORS GIVE THE EARLY WARNING NEEDED TO SAVE LIVES IN A FIRE. HOWEVER, CONVENTIONAL SMOKE DETECTORS USE A BATTERY WHICH LASTS ONLY ONE YEAR AND IS OFTEN REMOVED WHEN THE LOW BATTERY ALARM SOUNDS AND NEVER REPLACED. ALSO SINCE THIS BATTERY IS REMOVABLE AND INTERCHANGEABLE IN OTHER EQUIPMENT, THE SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERY IS OFTEN "BORROWED" AND NEVER REPLACED. THESE PRACTICES OFTEN END IN TRAGEDY WHEN A FIRE OCCURS AND NO SMOKE DETECTOR PROTECTION IS AFFORDED BECAUSE THE BATTERY IS MISSING. THE PRESENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EFFORT WILL PROVIDE A NON-REMOVABLE SMOKE DETECTOR BATTERY LASTING TWENTY YEARS INAPPLICATIONS BASED ON THE LM 1801 AND SIMILAR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS. SEVERAL TYPES OF LITHIUM ANODE PRIMARY CELLS WILLBE INVESTIGATED TO DETERMINE THEIR SUITABILITY TO THIS APPLICATION. THE LOW VOLTAGE ALARM SET POINT OF THE LM 1801IC WILL BE OPTIMIZED TO THE DISCHARGE CURVES OF THE BATTERY FOR MAXIMUM CAPACITY UTILIZATION. THE NEW FORM, FIT AND FUNCTION BATTERY WILL BE DIRECTLY SOLDERED INTO THE SMOKE DETECTOR PC BOARD TO DETER REMOVAL. A SEALED BATTERY/SMOKE DETECTOR CASE WILL BE DESIGNED TO FURTHER DETER REMOVAL. FINAL LITHIUM ANODE CHEMISTRY CELL SELECTION WILL BE BASED ON THE ABILITY TO MASS PRODUCE SMOKE DETECTORS HAVING THIS BATTERY.

Principal Investigator:

Victor Serby
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Vms Consulting Engineers
255 Hewlett Neck Rd Woodmere, NY 11598

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