Accession Number:

ADA094660

Title:

Primary Lithium-Thionyl Chloride Cell Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1979-Apr 1980

Corporate Author:

ALTUS CORP SAN JOSE CA

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

A Test program was conducted to evaluate the Altus 1350AH cell performance against the Minuteman Survival Ground Power requirements. Twelve cells of the 17 inch diameter, 1-38 inch heights were fabricated and tested during this study. Under discharge rates varying from C100 to C400 at ambient temperature, thevolumetric and gravimetric energy density performance requirements of 15 watt hours per cubic inch and 150 watt hours per pound were exceeded in all cases. All other performance requirements of voltage, current, configuration, capacity volume, weight, electrolyte leakage none, and maintainability none required, were met or exceeded. The abuse testing demonstrated the Altus Cells ability to safely withstand short circuit by external shorting, short circuit by penetration with a conductive object, forced discharge, and forced charging of a cell. Disposal of discharged cells by incineration is an environmentally safe and efficient method of disposal.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE