Tape Casting Process for Thin Cell Fabrication

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-04-C-7090
Agency Tracking Number: 031-1008
Amount: $2,110,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA03-090
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
5430 70th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33781
DUNS: 622717452
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Heath Norris
 Associate Dir. of Tech. (
 (727) 520-1393
 hnorris@ensercorp.com
Business Contact
 R. Jackson
Title: President
Phone: (727) 520-1393
Email: rjackson@ensercorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Presently there is no established manufacturing route for producing very thin (<10 mils) high quality, uniform composition electrode and separator components for thermal batteries over one inch or more in diameter. The proposed effort is to investigate liquid slurry tape casting as a potential route to address this deficiency. Tape casting is already an established process for producing thin components for lithium-polymer batteries and ceramic devices. Some work performed in the early to mid 1990's by Westinghouse, which is now the intellectual property of the Enser Corp. has shown that it is possible to make thin electrode and separator components for high temperature rechargeable batteries. These batteries had a very similar electrochemical couple to ones used in thermal batteries. When these components were tested in batteries they demonstrated very good uniform performance over many charge-discharge cycles.

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