Long Endurance, High Power Battery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0052
Agency Tracking Number: N082-143-0801
Amount: $731,267.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-143
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
MaxPower, Inc.
141 Christopher Lane, Harleysville, PA, 19438
DUNS: 928218155
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ian Kowalczyk
 Principal Development Eng
 (215) 513-4230
Business Contact
 David Chua
Title: President
Phone: (215) 256-4575
Email: maxpowerdc@aol.com
Research Institution
Maxpower Inc. is proposing the replacement of the present UAV-Sonobouy battery chemistry with a novel high power Lithium Monofluoride[Li/(CF)n] system. In a Phase I effort, MaxPower proved that a primary lithium system composed of a mixed MnO2/CFx cathode exceeds the energy density requirements of the presently deployed system. Projections based upon lab scale tests show that a 20% reduction in volume and a 33% increase in flight time can be achieved with this new system. If implemented, the Li/(CF)n chemistry will eliminate the consumption of silver in the current Magnesium/Silver-Chloride system, offering a significant reduction raw material costs. The Phase II effort will focus on the optimization and construction of the full cell and battery system prototypes.

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