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Control of Internal and External Short Circuits in Lithium Ion and Lithium…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
83867
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
065650
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Control of Internal and External Short Circuits in Lithium Ion and Lithium Batteries
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNJ07JB34C
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

NASA has identified needs for compact high-energy-density primary and secondary batteries. Lithium and Lithium Ion cells, respectively, are meeting these needs for both manned and unmanned needs. The high power available in some of these cell chemistries can cause substantial internal heating in the event of sustained internal and external heating. At sufficiently elevated temperatures, cell components can react energetically causing cell case rupture, and in some cases, fire. The proposed will develop and demonstrate an internal means of controlling short circuit, which is chemically and electrochemically compatible with the cell's active materials. Using suitable controls, safe handling of an external short circuit will be demonstrated in small cells.

Principal Investigator:

Robert C. McDonald
Principal Investigator
7815290530
rmcdonald@ginerinc.com

Business Contact:

Anthony B. LaConti
Chief Executive Officer
7815290501
alaconti@ginerinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466

EIN/Tax ID: 042529800
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No