Accession Number:

ADA273939

Title:

Lithium AA-Size Cells for Navy Mine Applications. 1. Selection and Test Plan

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV SILVER SPRING MD

Report Date:

1993-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

As part of an effort to reduce Navy battery procurement problems, a program has been developed to standardize battery chemistries and cell sizes. Currently, several mercury-based cells are being used in mine batteries however, they have limited energy and power densities and present uncertain long-term availability and disposal issues. The lithiumthionyl chloride electrochemical technology is being considered as a long-term solution to these problems. This report describes the surveillance effort that gave rise to selection of AA-size lithium thionyl chloride cells for mine battery development. A test plan to verify this choice and to identify potential cell or battery production and performance problems is also provided. Lithiumthionyl chloride, Lithium, Battery, Mercury-based cells

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Land Mine Warfare
  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE