High-Capacity Primary Battery for Extreme Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66001-12-C-5241
Agency Tracking Number: N081-098-1076a
Amount: $884,077.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-098
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
141 Christopher Lane, Harleysville, PA, -
DUNS: 928218155
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Meyer
 Senior Principal Research
 (215) 256-4575
Business Contact
 David Chua
Title: President
Phone: (215) 256-4575
Email: maxpowerdc@aol.com
Research Institution
MaxPower has designed and built a prototype primary battery for use in the Rifleman Radio. At the end of the Phase II program, MaxPower delivered six prototype batteries to the U.S. Army for testing. Testing demonstrated that this battery system is able to provide over 15 hours operation at 6.6W load at room temperature and above. It is capable to provide power for 12 hours at -30aC and over 8 hours at -40aC, well exceeding the capabilities of the currently used rechargeable battery. Overall, MaxPower's design would reduce the soldier's carry load by allowing a 24 to 30 hour mission to be completed with two batteries instead of the three currently needed. The system is currently at TRL 5. Additional funding is being sought to further advance the technology to TRL 7 and future integration into the Rifleman Radio Platform. MaxPower Inc will need approximately $1M via SBIR Phase II.5 funding to bring the product to market. MaxPower does have the capability to fully implement the proposed plan for development and testing of the product. MaxPower possesses the capability to implement the necessary steps for full scale manufacturing and distribution.

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