Long Endurance, High Power Battery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-09-C-0023
Agency Tracking Number: N082-143-0801
Amount: $148,135.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-143
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
141 Christopher Lane, Harleysville, PA, 19438
DUNS: 928218155
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ian Kowalczwk
 Senior Principal Dev. Engineer
 (215) 513-4230
Business Contact
 David Chua
Title: President
Phone: (215) 256-4575
Email: maxpowerdc@aol.com
Research Institution
Maxpower Inc. is proposing the replacement of the present UAV-Sonobouy battery chemistry with a novel high power Lithium Monofluoride[Li/(CF)n] system. Though historically used in low power applications, Maxpower has proven that Li/(CF)n systems can meet high power requirements by combining proprietary thin cathode technology with a highly porous electrospun separator. Projections based upon lab scale tests show that a 20% reduction in volume and a 33% increase in flight time can be achieved with this new system. If implemented, the Li/(CF)n chemistry will eliminate the consumption of silver in the current Magnesium/Silver-Chloride system, offering a significant reduction raw material costs.

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