High Density Electric Energy Storage

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00178-03-C-3043
Agency Tracking Number: N022-0810
Amount: $69,760.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MAGTUBE, INC.
5735-B Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 117139977
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jim Fiske
 Chief Technology Officer
 (805) 683-9659
 jfiske@magtube.com
Business Contact
 Eric White
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (805) 683-9659
Email: ewhite@mmsb.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Magtube proposes to develop a new class of inertial energy storage unit capable of very high energy capacity and power output in a far smaller package than is possible with any currently available technology. We have developed a novel concept thateliminates the primary failure modes of composite flywheels and allows nearly unlimited scalability. We will survey Navy operational requirements to develop target specifications for a prototype unit. We will then develop a design for the prototype,analyze critical components, build a test device to verify computed characteristics, estimate the size, weight, performance and cost of the prototype, and produce a solid model drawing with all components in place. Preliminary estimates suggest thepossibility of constructing a 1 GJ, 100 MW unit with a total volume of less than 4 cubic meters. Electrical energy storage has many applications in both military and civilian systems. For the Navy, our units will provide compact, light weight energy storage for aircraft catapults, pulsed power weapons and sensors, and general back-up power for

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