High Voltage Actuator Battery Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-12-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: N112-091-0057
Amount: $748,747.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-091
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
ENSER Corporation, The
5430 70th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL, -
DUNS: 622717452
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Annmarie Ronacher
 Sr. Program Manager
 (727) 520-1393
Business Contact
 R. Jackson
Title: President
Phone: (727) 520-1393
Email: rjackson@ensercorp.com
Research Institution
Since 1997, The ENSER Corporation has been the sole-source supplier to Raytheon Missile Systems for both the AIM-9X CAS and AIM-9X GS (Guidance System) batteries. Initially, both of these batteries employed the legacy lithium-silicon alloy (LiSi) / FeS2 (naturally-occurring iron pyrite) electrochemistry. In 2006, Raytheon communicated the need to significantly upgrade the performance capabilities of the GS battery. As part of an upgrade ENSER substituted its low impedance CoS2-based cathode in place of conventional FeS2. Along with a minor change in cell diameter, ENSER"s CoS2 cathode technology enabled a 58% increase in usable energy over the legacy GS battery while maintaining an average power of 404 watts vs. 226 watts. Thus, the LiSi / CoS2 chemistry enabled a significant increase in usable energy even when discharged at a 78% higher power level. In addition to CoS2, ENSER now has an entire cadre of new thermal battery materials, along with tape-casting capability for conformal shapes, which are available for evaluation and insertion into the AIM-9X CAS battery. Based on this extensive development and AIM-9X battery production experience, ENSER is uniquely positioned to undertake the proposed effort.

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