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New and Improved Nonaqueous Electrolyte Components - Salts and Solvents

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
77253
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-078-0341
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
541 NW 11th Street Corvallis, OR 97330 6018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: New and Improved Nonaqueous Electrolyte Components - Salts and Solvents
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-07-C-0025
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

A need exists to significantly improve the low temperature performance of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries presently being developed for U.S. Army field applications. State-of-the-art Li-ion battery performance rapidly declines as the temperature falls below -10°C; yet high rate capability with useful battery capacity at temperatures as low as -40°C is required to meet warfighter requirements on the battlefield. To solve this problem we propose to develop a novel Li-ion battery electrolyte formulation that incorporates some new electrolyte additives. Covalent's novel Li-ion battery electrolytes will provide a simple and cost-effective solution for the low temperature performance problem since we have demonstrated that small quantities of the additives significantly enhance low temperature rate capability while enabling Li-ion battery performance at temperatures of up to 80°C.

Principal Investigator:

Victor R. Koch
President & CEO
7819381140
koch@covalentAssociates.com

Business Contact:

Linda M. Morrison
Organization Manager
7819381140
morrison@covalentassociates.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
10 State Street Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 042752232
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No