Pulse Power Electrical Energy Storage Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-08-C-0439
Agency Tracking Number: N082-130-0750
Amount: $79,320.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-130
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
17210 Parkland Drive, Shaker Heights, OH, 44120
DUNS: 785689308
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Miller
 (216) 751-9537
Business Contact
 John Miller
Title: President
Phone: (216) 751-9537
Email: jmecapacitor@att.net
Research Institution
Navy aircraft programs and upgrades will require advanced electrical energy storage devices that provide extraordinary power, for example one that can deliver 1500 W average power for 5 seconds at 1.5 V, be recharged at several hundred amps, then discharged and recharged repeatedly up to 10,000 times. The weight of this storage device should be less than one-half pound. State of the art commercial energy storage devices will not meet theses requirements. We propose to define, design, and construct an advanced electrical energy storage device that will reliably meet there requirements. Our approach is an asymmetric electrochemical capacitor having a lead oxide positive electrode, sulfuric acid electrolyte, and an activated carbon negative electrode. Although optimized for this Navy application, anticipated advances in electrical energy storage technology should assist a broad range of energy harvesting applications including hybrid and electric vehicles, and be suitable for internal combustion engine cranking particularly at low temperatures. Furthermore, the proposed approach should offer substantial cost savings over similar commercial products.

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