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Novel Cathodes for High Capacity Thermal Battery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9113M-19-C-0061
Agency Tracking Number: A2-7147
Amount: $516,094.95
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A14-009
Solicitation Number: 2018.1
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-19
Small Business Information
701 McMillian Way NW, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: 185169620
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Joe Edington
 (256) 726-4819
Business Contact
 Tanu Singhal
Phone: (256) 726-4924
Research Institution
The current state of the art thermal battery technologies will not be able to meet future requirements that call for higher power and capacity with a smaller footprint. The principal avenue for increasing the capacity of thermal battery is to identify and develop new electrode materials that provide higher specific capacity and power performance. The overall objective of the proposed effort is to develop (design, fabricate, test and demonstrate) novel cathode materials for thermal battery with high single cell potential (>2.5V) and high capacity.In previous efforts, CFDRC demonstrated high voltage (>2.5 V) and high capacity (>1000 Amp-sec/gram) materials for thermal batteries using an optimized cell design through single cell testing.The performance of these materials was also demonstrated using 10-cell prototype thermal batteries tested to a load profile provided by Raytheon Missile Systems.In this program, we will demonstrate the manufacturability of these high voltage materials and the capability of these materials to perform in thermal batteries across environmental extremes for an agreed-upon application, such as, HELLFIRE, or JAGM.We will deliver batteries for independent testing by the Army.

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