Metal Air Seawater Battery as the Power Source for High Power Long Endurance Sonobuoy and UAV Sonobuoy Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,957.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0036
Award Id:
87740
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-143-0574
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2716 Sunrise Street, Yorktown Height, NY, 10598
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
605406706
Principal Investigator:
Lin-Feng Li
President and CTO
(914) 290-4747
crotonlfli@netzero.com
Business Contact:
Lin-Feng Li
President and CTO
(914) 290-4747
crotonlfli@netzero.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
After comparing various power sources, including primary lithium battery, metal air seawater battery and hydrogen fuel cell, we come to the conclusion that magnesium air seawater battery is the best choice for the sonobuoy applications in terms of specific energy, energy density, shelf life, system cost, reliability, and safety for personnel and host vehicle. In this SBIR program, leveraging on our technical achievements, metal air seawater battery will be further developed, produced and certified as the expendable power source for long endurance sonobuoy and UAV sonobuoy applications. The initial analysis suggests that this system could provide over 7 times longer running time than current Mg/AgCl activation battery. The objectives of the program is to develop a lightweight, long endurance, high power output, low cost sonobuoy and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) battery to replace current chemistry and extend the endurance given the volume, weight and safety constraints.

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