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Rechargeable Battery Manufacturing Improvements

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
78293
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-MT7-4093
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MaxPower, Inc.
141 Christopher Lane Harleysville, PA 19438-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Rechargeable Battery Manufacturing Improvements
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00164-06-C-6055
Award Amount: $84,949.00
 

Abstract:

Current Li-ion technology with respect to its electrochemistry and manufacturing technique is still LiCoO2-based and packaged in cylindrical configuration popularly known as the "18650" cell. For larger cell sizes ranging from 10-100Ah, traditional parallel plate cell stacking technique is the most common cell assembly technique. In this Phase I project, MaxPower intends to introduce a fan-folding cell assembly concept and bring to it to a finalized design using an electrochemical system that would allow a direct comparison between this assembly system and the system currently developed for pilot scale manufacturing. In a parallel task, MaxPower will also develop an electrochemical system with greater inherent stability than the current lithium ion systems by building a limited baseline database using cells containing Li4Ti5O12 and a Li1.11Ni0.37Co0.18Mn0.37O2 as the negative and positive electrodes, respectively. This approach will produce a design for an automated machine that will be able to produce cells at an increased rate with built in flexibility as well as a lithium ion system that has a greater margin of safety on the cell level.

Principal Investigator:

Frank Cassel
Principal Development Engineer
2152564575
maxpowerdc@aol.com

Business Contact:

David Chua
President
2152564575
maxpowerdc@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAXPOWER, INC.
141 Christopher Lane Harleysville, PA 19438

EIN/Tax ID: 232797805
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No