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Multi-Physics Analysis Tool for High-Energy Gas Lasers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-19-C-7102
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2635
Amount: $986,229.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA16-T001
Solicitation Number: 16.C
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-12-06
Small Business Information
5921 N County Road 225
Gainesville, FL 32609
United States
DUNS: 040998002
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kerry Johanson
 Chief Operations Officer
 (352) 379-8879
 kjohanson@matflowsol.com
Business Contact
 Kerry Johanson
Phone: (352) 379-8879
Email: kjohanson@matflowsol.com
Research Institution
 University of Florida - Nanoscale Research Facility
 Amelia Dempere Amelia Dempere
 
107 MAEC (Building 183) PO Box 116400
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States

 (352) 846-2200
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract

Based on the results of our Phase I work, one significant barrier to optimizing battery performance lies in understanding the relationship between bulk solids and particle flow properties and the flow into the die. Our hypothesis: an increase in quality batteries production can be achieved if powder preparation process can be optimized and the die filling process controlled. We feel that control of the first stages of the compaction process in a die is critical to performance of battery pellets. Thus, the density profiles and chemical concentration profiles across a battery pellet must be minimized during initial filling. Imperfections in battery pellets cause regions that cannot sustain the required current, limiting the life and performance of the battery. For example, one “bad” pellet in a stack of ten pellets can reduce overall battery performance by much more than 10%. These imperfections can be the result of density variations in the powders or the pellets. The concept of improving the flow properties of thermal battery component powder to achieve uniformity of battery pellets, thereby increasing battery quality, is the heart of the work proposed. A team of three entities has assembled to achieve these results. Approved for Public Release | 18-MDA-9522 (23 Feb 18)

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