Component Development for improved pulse power batteries

Period of Performance: 04/03/1995 - 07/27/1997

$600K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Advanced Refractory Technologies, Inc.
699 Hertel Ave., Suite 290
Buffalo, NY 14207
Principal Investigator

Research Topics

Abstract

A strong team, ART and Westinghouse, Naval System Division, has been assembled to take the conceptual work from a successful Phase I program on lithium metal sulfide (LiMS) battery technology into a Phase II pre-commercialization effort. This Phase II proposal will focus on demonstrating insertion of an AIN separator technology into several LiMS products, for both military and commercial applications. The goals of this program are: > improve performance - lighter weight - increase power density - lower volume - longer life > economical for both military and commercial applications LiMS battery technology offers tremendous potential to the Army for high energy pulse power applications due to its high energy and power density targets. Batteries providing 100 MJ storage capability, high energy pulse power delivery, and low volume (i.e.