Long-lived Power Source with Pulsed Current Capability

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,989.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00164-06-C-6007
Award Id:
78778
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-A04-4297
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
111 Downey Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
076603836
Principal Investigator:
Dharmasena Peramunage
Senior Scientist
(781) 769-9450
pera@eiclabs.com
Business Contact:
R. Rauh
President
(781) 769-9450
drauh@eiclabs.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The development of a battery-based power source for active anti-tamper technology is proposed. The battery will provide both primary power for tamper-detection sensors and secondary, latent power for tamper response. A hierarchical approach is proposed in which the battery is the core element providing power to the anti-tamper sensor and response components. A second level of anti-tamper protection is provided by an innovation in the battery design that initiates an anti-tamper response if an attempt is made to penetrate or disable the battery. A third level of anti-tamper protection is provided by using the battery as a protective cover for critical components. The key innovations are the selection of battery materials that provide a 10-year functional lifetime with pulsed-current capability, and the a packaging design that prevents undetected tampering of the battery. A dual-chemistry battery cathode is proposed that combines two active materials that together provide long-lived, low-level primary power and an on-demand pulsed secondary current capability. The principal Phase I objective is to fabricate a battery incorporating elements that detect battery tampering and to demonstrate the primary and secondary power capabilities of the battery.

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