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Novel Methods to Improve Performance of Silver-Zinc Batteries

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98440
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-054-1462
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-054
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BST Systems Inc
78 Plainfield Pike Road Plainfield, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Novel Methods to Improve Performance of Silver-Zinc Batteries
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-10-C-0028
Award Amount: $79,982.00
 

Abstract:

BST Systems proposes a development program that will result in the elimination of the deficiencies of the silver zinc chemistry: Specifically, the program will result in large format silver zinc cells and batteries that have longer life, longer cycle life, are sealed and will require minimal maintenance requirements. Energy densities and power densities will equal or exceed that of lithium ion, however, unlike the lithium ion electrochemistry, they will be safe. This new technology will greatly benefit the Navy as they will have available a safe high energy electric propulsion capability utilizing a safe high energy large format battery. In the recent past, a vast amount of technologic advances have been made in electrochemical and fuel cell technologies with synthetic polymer membrane development. BST proposes to incorporate these technologies into large format silver zinc cells to achieve: a) An increase in calendar life and cycle life by eliminating the cellulosic separator systems b) An increase the cyclic capacity retention by significantly reducing the loss of negative electrode active material. c) The production of a maintenance free product by sealing the cell. This is achievable by reducing internal cell corrosion, reducing and recombining gaseous by-products and automatically micro-managing the charge process.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick Imhof
Program Manager
8605644078
pimhof@bstsys.com

Business Contact:

Zoe Adamedes
Marketing Manager
8605644078
zadamedes@bstsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BST Systems Inc
78 Plainfield Pike Road Plainfield, CT 06374

EIN/Tax ID: 061073185
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No