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Low Magnetic Signature, Rechargeable, Modular Battery Technologies for Mine Warfare

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00167-04-C-0043
Agency Tracking Number: N041-048-0165
Amount: $69,943.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-048
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-06-30
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2004-12-30
Small Business Information
30 Shelter Rock Road
Danbury, CT 06810
United States
DUNS: 787660216
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Pickett
 Project Manager
 (203) 797-2699
Business Contact
 Martin Klein
Title: CEO
Phone: (203) 797-2699
Research Institution

This proposal is directed at the development of a non-magnetic rechargeable battery for moderate rate discharge in mine warfare systems. After a review of alternative battery chemistries and packaging approaches, it is proposed to concentrate the analysis and development on flat wafer cells and stacks of the lithium ion chemistry. Alternative cathode electrode materials will be evaluated to select a material that is compatible with the non-magnetic and electrical performance requirements of batteries for mine applications. Individual wafer test cells of a nominal capacity of up to 5 Ah will be fabricated and tested to evaluate their characteristic to be compatible with a battery of 160 to 260 Watt hours stored energy, five pound weight, a size of 9.5" x 4" x 3.25" and a cycle life of 300-2000 cycles and be able to operate at depths of 300-2000 feet. Based on the cell analysis and test results a detailed design analysis will be prepared for a complete battery in the range of 160 to 260 Watt hours. From the test results and design analysis recommendations will be made for development of the optimum battery system.

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