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High-Rate Long-Life Nanoparticle Secondary Li Battery

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67686
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-185-1756
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: High-Rate Long-Life Nanoparticle Secondary Li Battery
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-04-M-2428
Award Amount: $99,997.00
 

Abstract:

Large specific-capacity Li ion batteries are presently available in the market place but suffer from power fade, limited rate, low cycle-life, and limited temperature range. ITN's unique thin-film battery and electrochemistry expertise is ideal to develop high specific-capacity batteries with high rates (>20 C), large temperature ranges (-50 to 150¿C), and long cycle-life (>5000 cycles). The key is to develop inexpensive manufacturing that substantially increases the specific capacity of ITN's current thin-film battery technology. In Phase I, ITN will demonstrate the feaibility of developing a high-rate, high-specific-capacity battery technology based on nanoparticales and nanostructures. This will include: 1) Characterizing the electrical properties of unique nanoparticle cathodes, innovative nanoporous self-supporting electrolytes and porous Li-based anode structures to demonstrate the substantial increase in Li diffusivity performance at various environmental conditions; 2) Identifing optimal active electrochemical battery components, current collectors and oxygen/water impervious protective layers; 3) Initial demonstration of all battery components in functional electrochemical stacks; and 4) Identification of manufacturable processing. In Phase II, ITN will build functional prototype batteries that have the high-specific-capacity, high-rate of charge/discharge, and long operating lifetimes needed for advanced military missions and commercial applications.

Principal Investigator:

Lin Simpson
Senior Scientist
3032855149
lsimpson@itnes.com

Business Contact:

Lee Petersen
Director, Business Development
3032851824
lpetersen@itnes.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ITN ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC.
8130 Shaffer Pkwy Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 841582609
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No