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High-Capacity Primary Battery for Extreme Environments

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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MaxPower, Inc.
141 Christopher Lane Harleysville, PA 19438-2035
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: High-Capacity Primary Battery for Extreme Environments
Agency: DOD
Contract: N66001-12-C-5241
Award Amount: $884,077.00


MaxPower has designed and built a prototype primary battery for use in the Rifleman Radio. At the end of the Phase II program, MaxPower delivered six prototype batteries to the U.S. Army for testing. Testing demonstrated that this battery system is able to provide over 15 hours operation at 6.6W load at room temperature and above. It is capable to provide power for 12 hours at -30aC and over 8 hours at -40aC, well exceeding the capabilities of the currently used rechargeable battery. Overall, MaxPower's design would reduce the soldier's carry load by allowing a 24 to 30 hour mission to be completed with two batteries instead of the three currently needed. The system is currently at TRL 5. Additional funding is being sought to further advance the technology to TRL 7 and future integration into the Rifleman Radio Platform. MaxPower Inc will need approximately $1M via SBIR Phase II.5 funding to bring the product to market. MaxPower does have the capability to fully implement the proposed plan for development and testing of the product. MaxPower possesses the capability to implement the necessary steps for full scale manufacturing and distribution.

Principal Investigator:

Benjamin Meyer
Senior Principal Research
(215) 256-4575

Business Contact:

David Chua
(215) 256-4575
Small Business Information at Submission:

MaxPower, Inc.
141 Christopher Lane Harleysville, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 232797805
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No