Low-Cost Power Source (Thermal Battery)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-06-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: N052-102-0518
Amount: $79,530.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: N05-102
Solitcitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
HI-Z TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Suite 7400, 7606 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA, 92126
Duns: 192116440
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John C, Bass
 Program Manager
 (858) 695-6660
 j.c.bass@hi-z.com
Business Contact
 Norbert Elsner
Title: President
Phone: (858) 695-6660
Email: n.elsner@hi-z.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal is to conduct a Phase I study of the design of a high volumetric energy density generator for the Navy that can be used in weapons systems requiring long storage times. The volumetric energy density goal is 1000 W-hr/l or 5 times greater than the present power supply. The proposed design of this power supply is unique in that it suggests the use of a "thermite type" heat source that will provide heat input to an advanced quantum well thermoelectric module where the heat will be converted directly to electricity to provide power to the buoy.

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