Thermal Battery Mechanical Modeling and Simulation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-07-C-0123
Agency Tracking Number: A062-021-1158
Amount: $100,441.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-021
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
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
 David Harney
 Director, Technology
 (727) 520-1393
Business Contact
 Roy Jackson
Title: President
Phone: (727) 520-1393
Research Institution
Thermal batteries are mission critical components which provide power to military weapon systems for electronics, fusing, sensing and actuation. They are typically custom designed and qualified for each specific application. ENSER has developed electrochemical and thermal models to accelerate this development process, but lacks a means of evaluating the effects of the relatively high levels of dynamic loading prior to, during and after activation. The effects of these mechanical environments are generally seen during DVT testing, where problems identified may require an expensive redesign. The design process could be greatly enhanced by the development and use of a mechanical analysis model. The objective of this effort is to identify modeling technique for development of a modular modeling tool whereby various mechanical design parameters can be modeled and traded based on the requirements of the mission. A review of mechanical analysis options is being conducted by Raytheon Missile Systems and Prairie View A&M University through a DOD-sponsored Mentor-Protégé program. ENSER will collaborate with these partners to evaluate the best commercially available finite element analysis software. Evaluation will include: modeling/ analysis complexity, limitations relative to thermal battery environments, input data required and cost.

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