Structural Battery for Interceptor Kill Vehicle

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-09-C-7107
Agency Tracking Number: B083-003-0152
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: MDA08-003
Solitcitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
Duns: 130020209
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher D Hemmelgarn
 Tech Lead, Systems Engineering Div
 (937) 320-1877
 hemmelgarncd@crgrp.net
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: VP, Government Programs
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CRG is proposing to study the design of a structural battery. Such a design accomplishes two tasks. It combines two components, eliminating weight. Second, it reduces volume. Drawing parallels to automotive racing, this allows for placing mission-critical hardware where desired or taking advantage of lower space requirements. CRG will start out with a paper study of the materials and manufacturing methods available to make structural batteries. This will then be used to determine candidate structures for the analysis phase of the proposed effort. This film battery samples provided by a third party will be tested to determine effective properties of the batteries structure that will be used in the analysis. The properties of these samples wil be used to construct finite element models for structural analysis. Structural analysis will render results that show which structural battery configurations work best for a given situation. The last step in the process will be to start a study of different substrates that will enable stronger/stiffer/lighter structures. Most of the portion of this effort is expected to be accomplished on paper and in computational space with physical implementation taking Phase II.

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