A miniature shock-activated thermal battery for munitions applications

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The feasibility of a small, fast-rise thermal battery for non-spinning munitions applications was examined by studying the response of conventional thermal cells to impact (mechanical) energy to simulate a setback environment. This is an extension of earlier work that demonstrated that shock activation could be used to produce power from a conventional thermal-battery cell. The results of tests with both single and multiple cells are presented, along with data for a 5-cell miniature (5-mm diameter) thermal battery. The issues needing to be resolved before such a device can become a commercial reality are also discussed.

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Guidotti, R.A.; Kirby, D.L. & Reinhardt, F.W. April 1, 1998.

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The feasibility of a small, fast-rise thermal battery for non-spinning munitions applications was examined by studying the response of conventional thermal cells to impact (mechanical) energy to simulate a setback environment. This is an extension of earlier work that demonstrated that shock activation could be used to produce power from a conventional thermal-battery cell. The results of tests with both single and multiple cells are presented, along with data for a 5-cell miniature (5-mm diameter) thermal battery. The issues needing to be resolved before such a device can become a commercial reality are also discussed.

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  • 38. annual power sources conference, Cherry Hill, NJ (United States), 8-11 Jun 1998

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  • Other: DE98004741
  • Report No.: SAND--98-0940C
  • Report No.: CONF-980644--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 672008
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc711235

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Guidotti, R.A.; Kirby, D.L. & Reinhardt, F.W. A miniature shock-activated thermal battery for munitions applications, article, April 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711235/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.