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Posted: January 15, 2009
mPhase Nearing Manufacturing Breakthrough on Smart NanoBattery
(Nanowerk News) mPhase Technologies, Inc. today provided updated information on the Phase II development project it is working on for the United States Army STTR Program. In September 2008, mPhase was contracted to develop a unique battery that will function as a power supply backup for a computer memory system. mPhase was selected for the project because of their technical proposal to create a multiple cell battery having the ability to continuously power a computer module for up to 30 years.
The engineering design of the mPhase Smart NanoBattery is also targeted to provide uninterrupted power to other applications such as unattended ground sensors that provide mission critical information to military operatives. “Sensors need to constantly send reports back to a monitoring station to ensure that they are still active,” said mPhase CEO Ron Durando. “By creating a multiple cell battery that can be activated as needed, we are extending the overall life of the battery and the useful life of the sensor before its power source needs to be replaced”.
Once the sensor is required to take an action that may require more power than is available from one of the battery’s active cells, such as extended transmission of data, the Smart NanoBattery will activate an adjacent cell to keep the sensor running and provide extra power. The capabilities of the Smart NanoBattery have never been seen before and have the potential to make sensors much more efficient and reduce necessary maintenance.
Sensors are extremely important to the military as they can be used to detect, record, and send information to a central location or monitoring station. mPhase will look to capitalize on this market that is continuing to grow in importance. “We offer a unique solution to the wireless sensor market that will bring increased flexibility and new applications that were previously unavailable,” said Durando. “Eliminating the constant need to replace the batteries in these sensors will bring improved functionality to an essential military intelligence gathering device”.
mPhase is currently testing a recent breakthrough in the battery technology that may improve the overall manufacturing yield for the Smart NanoBattery. If the testing is successful, mPhase will be able to mass produce the battery with greater efficiency and cost effectiveness.
About mPhase Technologies, Inc. and AlwaysReady, Inc.
mPhase Technologies, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary AlwaysReady, Inc., is focused on developing and commercializing a new battery technology based on a well-patented phenomenon known as electrowetting, which provides a unique way to store energy and manage power that will revolutionize the battery industry. For more information, please visit their website at www.mPhaseTech.com.