High-Capacity Primary Battery for Extreme Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$68,464.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00039-08-C-0081
Agency Tracking Number:
N081-098-1076
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MAXPOWER, INC.
141 Christopher Lane, Harleysville, PA, 19438
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
928218155
Principal Investigator:
Benjamin Meyer
Principal Research Engineer
(215) 256-4575
maxpowerdc@aol.com
Business Contact:
David Chua
President
(215) 256-4575
maxpowerdc@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
MaxPowers goal during the Phase I program is to design and demonstrate the capability of a primary Li|CFx battery assembly that is capable of delivering in excess of 12 hours operation at -40,aC in a battery architecture that weighs less than 0.7 pounds and fits a 14 in3 envelope. Successful battery performance will hinge upon MaxPowers expertise in manufacturing of thin electrodes and implementation into hermetically sealed hardware. The battery architecture includes implementation of SOC technology using commercially available Integrated Circuits with minimal power consumption and low cost impacts. The combined battery chemistry with SOC implementation will limit costs and overall product development time. The developed SOC circuitry will be able to project remaining capacity based on temperature and previous discharge rates. Additionally, the battery assembly will contain an imbedded LED display in the casing that will indicate to the user remaining battery capacity when initiated by push button. After demonstration of the feasibility of the selected chemistry and SOC implementation, MaxPower will use modeling techniques to project performances for Phase II prototype development and build.

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