Cathode Improvements for Thermal Batteries

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$68,560.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-08-C-0164
Award Id:
81367
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-015-0020
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5430 70th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL, 33781
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
622717452
Principal Investigator:
DavidHarney
Director of Technology
(727) 520-1393
dharney@ensercorp.com
Business Contact:
R.Jackson
President
(727) 520-1393
rjackson@ensercorp.com
Research Institute:
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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