High Density Electric Energy Storage

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,760.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00178-03-C-3043
Agency Tracking Number:
N022-0810
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
117139977
Principal Investigator:
Jim Fiske
Chief Technology Officer
(805) 683-9659
jfiske@magtube.com
Business Contact:
Eric White
Chief Executive Officer
(805) 683-9659
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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