High Energy Storage Systems
Paragon is working with the U.S. Navy to design, build, and test the Coating High Integrity Material Energetic Release Attenuation (CHIMERA) thermal protection system. CHIMERA is a modular, scalable storage solution which is lightweight and compact, tolerant of high temperature, and can withstand high levels of released energy resulting from a lithium ion battery casualty while mitigating cascade failures. CHIMERA will increase mission capability and enhance safety by providing a tailorable battery storage capability for the Navy to reduce risk to Navy ships, submarines, and personnel. CHIMERA will provide increased safety and operational capability by using a building block approach where multiple layers of material are customized to mitigate the energy and exhaust products released from battery failures, preventing the spread of the battery casualty. Paragon’s planned analysis and test campaign allows for minimal non-recurring engineering to rescale the CHIMERA system for extension to other applications, including different battery types, custom installation envelopes, and operating environments.