MEMS Munitions Power Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-10-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number: A092-032-1418
Amount: $119,376.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-032
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Nuvotronics LLC
7586 Old Peppers Ferry Loop, Radford, VA, 24141
DUNS: 827121455
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Sherrer
 Vice President
 (800) 341-2333
 dsherrer@nuvotronics.com
Business Contact
 David Sherrer
Title: President
Phone: (800) 341-2333
Email: dsherrer@nuvotronics.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A cost effective power source for smart munitions becomes an increasingly difficult problem for small diameter rounds as traditional reserve battery and inertial generator approaches have construction techniques that don’t scale down well. Munitions have unique needs compared to most power systems requiring unusually long shelf life, unusually short working life, and require high reliability under harsh conditions. In addition, due to the high volume expected for small diameter rounds, the ability to deliver a solution that is low cost is important. Microfabrication approaches to create a power source can allow less volume to be consumed in the packaging and ancillary structures and more in the energy producing device itself, and at the same time allow high volume manufacturing for reduced cost. Nuvotronics proposes to develop a miniature battery that meets required volume and energy density goals while meeting the environmental requirements. We will utilize our patented PolystrataTM metal micromachining process and our in-depth experience in Si micromachining to create a device that is low-cost and producible in high volumes.

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