Accession Number : AD0710952

Title :   ENGINEERING EVALUATION OF LOW TEMPERATURE HIGH RATE RESERVE MAGNESIUM PERCHLORATE BATTERIES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Almerini,Achille L. ; Nordell,Carl A.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : An engineering evaluation program successfully demonstrated the feasibility of magnesium perchlorate electrolyte batteries in meeting high rate and low temperature requirements of telemetry systems in Army warheads. More effort is needed, however, to achieve a single battery design and electrolyte formulation that will work over the entire temperature range of -40F to +140F. While both manganese dioxide or mercuric oxide batteries were satisfactory, the former show more favorable voltage characteristics. Further design work is recommended to achieve optimum cell and battery construction features and to optimize such critical factors as electrolyte formulation, volume and methods for fast and uniform activation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PRIMARY BATTERIES, *MAGNESIUM), (*ELECTROLYTES, *PERCHLORATES), (*WATER ACTIVATED BATTERIES, MAGNESIUM), DESIGN, MANGANESE COMPOUNDS, MERCURY COMPOUNDS, COLD WEATHER TESTS, RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS)

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE