LITTLE FALLS, N.J., 26 Aug. 2007. AlwaysReady Inc.'s Smart Nanobattery structure has survived a 50,000 G force test at Picatinny Arsenal in N.J. Smart Nanobattery prototypes were shot repeatedly out of an air gun simulator with a force calculated to exceed 50,000 Gs. Following the launch, measurements confirmed that the batteries continued to function and generated the expected electrical output for the design.
"This test demonstrated that the physical structures, although micro-sized, are durable enough to withstand the most rugged conditions," says Steve Simon, EVP, Research & Development, AlwaysReady Inc. "The test is part of the CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) that mPhase/AlwaysReady Inc. is working with the researchers at Picatinny to develop uses for the nanobattery in next-generation armaments."
The tests were conducted at the Picatinny Arsenal, the U.S. Army's munitions research facility. The test paves the way for AlwaysReady Inc., to continue with their prototyping and research effort in developing potential power solutions for small guided munitions.
One of Picatinny's missions is to create the next generation of small armaments. AlwaysReady's new Smart Nanobattery architecture offers an energy source that can be packaged in various configurations, with shelf life lasting decades, yet still able to be activated on demand.