Cathode Improvements for Thermal Batteries

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$117,412.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0164
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-015-0020
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-015
Small Business Information
ENSER CORP. THE
5430 70th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33781
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
622717452
Principal Investigator
 David Harney
 Director of Technology
 (727) 520-1393
 dharney@ensercorp.com
Business Contact
 R. Jackson
Title: President
Phone: (727) 520-1393
Email: rjackson@ensercorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Thermal batteries are mission critical components which provide power to military weapon systems for electronics, fusing, sensing and actuation. Today’s thermal battery packaging and performance requirements are being pushed to the limits. System designers are demanding higher power levels over longer operating times (hence, higher usable energy output) in smaller, lighter packages. To meet this demand, we propose to demonstrate significant improvements in energy density, power density and operational lifetime using a new cathode material. The particle size range of the new material will cover micrometer to nanometer particle range. Material composition and processing will be optimized and performance improvement will be demonstrated in Phase I by means of single cell testing. In Phase II, ENSER will demonstrate the performance of the new cathode material in a selected PAC-3 battery.

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