SEA WATER ROPE BATTERIES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 270
Amount: $402,400.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Cape Cod Research Inc.
P.o. Box 600, Buzzards Bay, MA, 02532
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 DR. MYLES WALSH
Phone: (617) 548-5130
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH EFFORT IS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF SUPPLYING APPROXIMATELY 1 WATT OF ELECTRICAL POWER FOR ONE YEAR ON THE SEA BED WITH A NOVEL BATTERY, THE ROPE BATTERY. THE PROPOSED BATTERY WOULD LOOK VERY MUCH LIKE SMALL DIAMETER WIRE ROPE, POSSIBLYHUNDREDS OF FEET LONG. THIS UNUSUAL SHAPE PERMITS THE ROPE BATTERY TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE VASTNESS OF THE OCEAN FLOOR AND PERMITS AT GREAT RESSURE THE STEADY DIFFUSION OF REACTION PRODUCTS AWAY FROM THE BATTERY ITSELF. THE RESEARCH FOCUSES ON DEVELOPING A SEA WATER BATTERY CONSISTING OF AN INNER BUNDLE OF COATED WIRES WHICH SLOWLY CORRODE AND AN OUTER LAYER OF WIRES WHICH SIMULTANEOUSLY PROVIDE STRENGTH, ARMOR AND SURFACE ARE FOR SLOW HYDROGEN EVOLUTION.

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