Cathode Improvements for Thermal Batteries

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0164
Agency Tracking Number: A072-015-0020
Amount: $117,412.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-015
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
5430 70th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33781
DUNS: 622717452
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Harney
 Director of Technology
 (727) 520-1393
Business Contact
 R. 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. 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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