A THIN-PLATE BATTERY. SUPPLEMENT TO MOLECULAR CIRCUIT DEVELOPMENT.
Quarterly rept. no. 1, suppl. for 12 Mar-12 Jun 64,
MELPAR INC FALLS CHURCH VA
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The purpose of the program is to determine the feasibility of producing a practical high-power output, reserve, primary battery based on a liquid-activated ammonia system. Activity during the reporting period concerned principally the evaluation of multicell battery performance and the design of a 150-watt self-contained battery unit. The effect on multiple-cell performance of various battery parameters was ascertained primarily through a fractional factorial series of experiments. The factors analyzed in this series concerned details of cell fabrication and battery construction. The units of this series were evaluated for the most part on the basis of output voltage. In addition to the factorial series, several low-temperature, exploratory experiments were carried out on two different sizes of multicell units. These units were activated at temperatures below -54C. Author