Contract: $69,969 - Department of the Army - Sep. 30, 2009
20% voted satisfied - 80% voted not satisfied - 5 vote(s) cast
Award Description: Available thermal battery technologies cannot meet future requirements that call for higher power and capacity with a smaller footprint. The overall objective of the proposed effort is to develop (design, fabricate, test and demonstrate) novel nanostructured anode materials for thermal batteries with enhanced electronic conductivity and Li+ storage capacity. Computational models will be used to optimize technology concepts, and samples of the novel materials will be synthesized, tested and characterized. Materials, chemistries and synthesis processes and techniques will be optimized to maximize performance with improved manufacturability. Test cells containing the novel electrode materials will developed and battery testing will be carried out. The major outcome of Phase II will be a high power and capacity anode material for thermal batteries. Among DoD needs, the developed technology will find ready applicability the U.S. Army missile systems, including legacy and emerging programs. In addition, the technology will be aggressively marketed to other government agencies and industries such as aviation, agriculture, health care, etc. Deliverables of the effort include novel electrode materials, chemistries and synthesis processes, as well as test cell design and performance data.
Project Description: NO ACTIVITY
Jobs Summary: The resources made available as a result of the current project are being used to hire a candidate to perfore hardware assembly, setup, and instrument calibration test, characterize and evaluate the performance of novel materials and electrodes for batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells, and to implement previously developed test methods and processes, investigate improvements and modifications, validate and document new processes. The position calls for a strong background in testing and evaluation of electrochemical power sources, elctrochemistry, general surface chemistry and nanotechnology. The candidate is expected to have an Associate Degree (or higher) in electrical, mechanical, chemical, systems engineerinng, or related technical field. Prior experience is performing general experimental operations and testing including data acquisition hardware and software and knowldege of established electrochemical characterizzation techniques is a plus. (Total jobs reported: 1)
Project Status: Not Started
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