Long Storage Life Active Battery

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$722,723.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15QKN-06-C-0113
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-008-0077
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-008
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
MAXPOWER, INC.
141 Christopher Lane, Harleysville, PA, 19438
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
928218155
Principal Investigator:
DAVID L.CHUA
PRESIDENT
(215) 256-4575
MAXPOWERDC@AOL.COM
Business Contact:
HSIU-PING LIN
VICE-PRESIDENT
(215) 256-4575
MAXPOWERDC@AOL.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Phase I investigated two electrochemical couples, Li/CuV2O5 AND Li/CFx, as candidates for active munition battery applications. The Li/CuV2O5 performance was found to be superior across the temperature of –46oC to +65oC. Two novel battery designs were also introduced and these designs were aimed at ease of cell miniturzation. A baseline solution having the formulation of LiBF4 /g-BL:DME(1:1) and found to have ultra-low temperature capability was also established. For Phase II, the following tasks are proposed: Task 1. Long Life Cell Performance Projection based on Arrhenius plots; Task 2. Battery Concepts and Cell Electrodes. This task considers two very innovative battery designs directed at cell miniaturization and cell manufacturability; Task 3. Battery Mock-Up Build. This task establishes the essential processes and documentations for the making of electrodes and the overall cell assembly techniques; Task 4. Build and Test Prototype Batteries. Functional battery units representing the selected battery concept will be built and tested as a function of temperature and mechanical effect; and Task 5 will be directed at the build of six(6) hermetically sealed prototype hardware.

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