Prototype Nanobattery and Magnetometer Pass Stress TestMay 18, 2006
The physical structures of the devices withstand high g-forces at U.S. Army's research facility at Picatinny, N.J., indicating that they could be used in applications where they would be subjected to high shock and vibration.
LITTLE FALLS, N.J. /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- mPhase Technologies reported that the microscopic structure designs of its prototype battery and magnetometer demonstrated resiliency to shock and acceleration, surviving a test that subjected them to high acceleration at a g-force of 12,000. (One g is equal to the pull of gravity at sea level.)
The test indicated that the underlying nanostructure of the prototype power cell could withstand extreme shock if used in military applications. The prototype magnetometer similarly withstood the stress test. The tests were conducted at the Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, the U.S. Army's foremost munitions research facility. The test paves the way for developing small guided munitions.
Victor Lifton, chief scientist of mPhase said, "These results imply that the mechanical structures of both the nanobattery and magnetometer could be used in places where they are subjected to very high shock and vibration. They are important indicators that the sensors being designed will have wide applications in a broad array of systems used for defense and security, where durability and ruggedness are especially required."
Carlos M. Pereira, Advanced Precision Concepts Branch Chief, Picatinny Arsenal, said, "Picatinny's mission is to seek out and evaluate new technologies that can bring advantage to the U.S Army. We're pleased to collaborate with mPhase in the testing of the mPhase prototype nanobattery and magnetometer to determine their applicability for the military."
About mPhase Technologies, Inc.
mPhase Technologies, Inc., develops and commercializes next-generation telecommunications and nanotechnology solutions, delivering novel systems to the marketplace that advance functionality and reduce costs. The company, awarded the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Technology Award and the Nano 50 Award from NASA Nanotech Briefs, is bringing nanotechnology out of the laboratory and into the market with a planned innovative long-life power cell. Additionally, the company is working on prototype ultra-sensitive magnetometers that promise up to a 1000-fold increase in sensitivity as compared with available uncooled sensors. More information is available at the mPhase Web site.
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