mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:XDSL) today released the first image of the Smart NanoBattery packaging prototype. mPhase first publicly unveiled the AlwaysReady Emergency Flashlight at the NanoBusiness Alliance Public Policy Tour Product Showcase in Washington, DC on March 19. The Smart NanoBattery is being developed as part of the U.S. Army STTR Program. mPhase was awarded a two year Phase II development contract in September 2008 to complete the potentially revolutionary battery.
The image showcases the packaging for the multiple cell design that will potentially provide constant power to certain devices for 20 years. An AA battery is shown to provide an accurate scale relating to the size of the Smart NanoBattery. Internally, the Smart NanoBattery has several layers, including the silicon based membrane that is the battery's critical element. By keeping key chemicals separated until initial use, the membrane provides a shelf life of at least 20 years.
The Smart NanoBattery is both smart and programmable in that it can be programmed to activate according to a predetermined schedule, sequence, or external trigger. As the power drains from each cell, the NanoBattery is designed to automatically activate the next cell. This automatic progression may eliminate the need to service certain devices, such as wireless sensors, as often as is currently needed.
"It's really great to see this project coming together in a tangible form," said mPhase CEO Ron Durando. "With each step forward we are making accomplishments that have never been seen before in the nanotechnology community."