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MEMS Munitions Power Source

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-032
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Nuvotronics LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop Radford, VA 24141-8846
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: MEMS Munitions Power Source
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-10-C-0034
Award Amount: $119,376.00


A cost effective power source for smart munitions becomes an increasingly difficult problem for small diameter rounds as traditional reserve battery and inertial generator approaches have construction techniques that donf?Tt scale down well. Munitions have unique needs compared to most power systems requiring unusually long shelf life, unusually short working life, and require high reliability under harsh conditions. In addition, due to the high volume expected for small diameter rounds, the ability to deliver a solution that is low cost is important. Microfabrication approaches to create a power source can allow less volume to be consumed in the packaging and ancillary structures and more in the energy producing device itself, and at the same time allow high volume manufacturing for reduced cost. Nuvotronics proposes to develop a miniature battery that meets required volume and energy density goals while meeting the environmental requirements. We will utilize our patented PolystrataTM metal micromachining process and our in-depth experience in Si micromachining to create a device that is low-cost and producible in high volumes.

Principal Investigator:

David Sherrer
Vice President

Business Contact:

David Sherrer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nuvotronics LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop Radford, VA 24141

EIN/Tax ID: 262821822
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No