High-Capacity Primary Battery for Extreme Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-09-C-0046
Agency Tracking Number: N081-098-1076
Amount: $747,245.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-098
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
MaxPower, Inc.
141 Christopher Lane, Harleysville, PA, 19438
DUNS: 928218155
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Meyer
 Senior Principal Research
 (215) 256-4575
 ben.meyer@maxpowerinc.com
Business Contact
 David Chua
Title: President
Phone: (215) 256-4575
Email: maxpowerdc@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Handheld Manpack Program has a need for a primary battery capable of operating high power consumption devices, the JTRS handheld radio in particular. Key requirements of the battery assembly include operation at extreme environments (-40„aC to 55„aC), weighing less than 1.3 pounds, and occupying a volume no greater than 30 in3. Additionally, the battery assembly should include State of Charge (SOC) technology that will enable operators to evaluate battery health prior to performing a mission. During Phase I, MaxPower designed and demonstrated the capability of a primary lithium carbon monofluoride (Li~!@CFx) battery system. This system was capable of delivering a minimum of 10 hours operation at -40„aC while meeting the weight and volume constraints. In addition, a state-of-charge device was developed and successfully demonstrated even down to the utltra-low temperature at -40„aC with 98% accuracy. A sound foundation is set for the development of a fully integrated radio battery system prototypes. For the Phase II effort, the following milestone deliverables are called out: three functional prototype 12 months after contract award (MAC); ¡§second¡¨ functional batteries at 22 MAC; a CDR review at 16 MAC; and completion of a Technology Transition Plan (TPP) 23 MAC.

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