A Wearable Battery Cloth

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: D10PC20017
Agency Tracking Number: 0921110
Amount: $999,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: H-SB09.2-008
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
FlexEl, LLC
387 Technology Drive, College Park, MD, 20742
DUNS: 938976128
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Bob Proctor
 (703) 314-1004
 bob.proctor@flexelinc.com
Business Contact
 Bob Proctor
Phone: (301) 314-1004
Email: marty.peckerar@flexelinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

This Phase II technical proposal provides a comprehensive description of the proposed work for further development and commercialization of a wearable battery cloth for first responders, as part of the Wearable Energy to Power and Operate Responder Tools program. During Phase I, a breakthrough discovery led to more than an order of magnitude improvement in battery capacity per unit area. While this discovery was not anticipated at the outset, it now allows the power available to first responders through a jacket lined with a battery-cloth product to be increased commensurately, without compromising mobility or weight. Whereas a square meter of material was originally conceived to replace a handful of AA batteries, today it holds the promise of providing the power of as many as 70 AA batteries. FlexEl`s business strategy centers on commercialization of the battery cloth product concept. This Phase II proposal is designed to allow us to achieve the milestones necessary to privately finance full-scale production and broad-based commercialization.

 

 

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