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Company Information:

Company Name: Quallion LLC
City: Sylmar
State: CA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,577,108.00 17
SBIR Phase II $5,702,213.00 8
STTR Phase I $345,607.00 3
STTR Phase II $3,247,325.00 3

Award List:

Li Ion Base Battery Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO/CTO
Award Amount: $99,073.00
RI Contact: Ralph White
Abstract:
A base model will be developed for both lithium-ion cells and a battery of cells. All the important thermodynamic and transport phenomena occurring in an individual cell will be accurately characterized. In Phase I, we will determine the appropriate mathematical equations for the base cell model,… More

Nonrechargeable Battery Manufacturing Improvements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO, CTO
Award Amount: $99,327.00
Abstract:
Quallion LLC will use this funding opportunity to create a domestic "right size" CFx material production line scaled to meet the limited demands of the aerospace and military markets. Additionally, a new D-size Li CFx battery production line will be installed at Quallion's facility for cost… More

Power Source Materials & Subcomponents Manufacturing Improvements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO, CTO
Award Amount: $99,121.00
Abstract:
Quallion LLC will use this funding opportunity to create a secure, domestic supply of lithium ion precursor materials. In Phase I of this project, characterization of precursor materials from three different active materials will be characterized, and the information gathered will be used to… More

Li Ion Base Battery Model

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto – (818) 833-2000
Award Amount: $1,249,377.00
RI Contact: Ralph White
Abstract:
We will develop a life model for a battery consisting of twenty-four 15 Ah cells connected in a mixed series and parallel configuration. The battery life model will be used to provide high fidelity predictions of the charge and discharge performance of each individual cell in a battery over an… More

Advanced Space Power Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO & CTO
Award Amount: $99,865.00
Abstract:
The following proposal responds to SBIR solicitation No. MDA06-017 entitled "Advanced Space Power Technologies." Under this solicitation, Phase I calls for the development of an "advanced space power technologies that improve overall EPS performance as measured by EPS system mass, volume, overall… More

Advanced Space Power Management & Energy Storage Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Hirsohi Nakahara, Sr. Research & Development Engineer
Award Amount: $99,212.00
Abstract:
Quallion currently manufactures hermitically sealed, prismatic 15Ah and 72Ah lithium-ion cells for the aerospace community. The cells are undergoing real-time life testing at various government agencies, in which the 15Ah cell has demonstrated over 12,000 LEO cycles at a 60% depth of discharge… More

Advanced Lithium Ion Batteries for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Nakahara, Sr. Research & Development Engineer
Award Amount: $98,037.00
Abstract:
Quallion currently manufactures hermitically sealed, prismatic 15Ah and 72Ah lithium-ion cells for the aerospace community. The cells are undergoing real-time life testing at varios government agencies, in which the 15Ah cell has demonstrated over 12,000 LEO cycles at a 60% depth of discharge (DOD).… More

Expanded Operational Temperature Range for Space Rated Li-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $97,107.00
Abstract:
Quallion's response to this solicitation calls for expanding the nominal operation range of its space rated lithium ion cells, while maintaining their long life capabilities. To expand this temperature range, Quallion will conduct analysis on a variety of materials. At the end of the program,… More

High-Capacity Primary Battery for Extreme Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, PI, CEO
Award Amount: $69,734.00
Abstract:
For Phase I of this solicitation, Quallion plans to enhance the Li/CFx chemistry to support the military operational temperature requirement of -40degreesC to 55degreesC. Quallion will meet this requirement by leveraging our research into high power CFx raw materials and optimize our low temperature… More

Power Source Materials & Subcomponents Manufacturing Improvements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO/CTO
Award Amount: $741,898.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, Quallion has proven the feasibility of using the co-precipitation process to manufacture suitable precursors for target LCO and LNCAO cathode materials. In Phase II, Quallion will further refine the co-precipitation process, characterize the existing precursors, procure the critical… More

Nonrechargeable Battery Manufacturing Improvements

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO/CTO
Award Amount: $749,311.00
Abstract:
From the Phase I results, it was determined that CFx made from the SEC coke precursor provided the best overall electrochemical performance, while CFx made from Prilled Carbon demonstrated efficient cell manufacturability traits. In Phase II, Quallion will perform further characterization and… More

Ballistic Missile Defense System Innovative Power Generation and Storage Devices

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO/PI
Award Amount: $99,767.00
Abstract:
In response to this solicitation, Quallion is proposing the introduction of lithium ion battery technology elements into a reserve type battery application. Lithium ion rechargeable batteries have been in commercial use since 1995 when Sony Corporation first introduced them into their product… More

Advanced Space Power Management & Energy Storage Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Nakahara, Lead Satellite Cell Engin
Award Amount: $957,464.00
Abstract:
Quallion will work with the customer to develop a high power/energy satellite lithium-ion cells for their intended application. Test evaluation cells, manufactured in Phase I, demonstrates Quallion''''''''''''''''s ability to tailor its long-life high energy satellite chemistry for specific needs,… More

Lithium-Ion Cell and Battery Life Modeling to Encompass Wider Life Parameters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of South Carolina
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Nakahara, Lead Satellite Engineer
Award Amount: $97,075.00
RI Contact: Ralph E. White
Abstract:
Quallion will manufacture (48) of our QL0200I-A implantable medical grade 200mAh cells. University of South Carolina will utilize the mathematical framework of the existing single particle model to develop a more general and robust 'single particle model' which will have the capability to predict… More

Expanded Operational Temperature Range for Space Rated Li-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $599,890.00
Abstract:
Quallion's Phase II proposal calls for expanding the nominal operation range of its space rated lithium ion cells, while maintaining their long life capabilities. To expand this temperature range, Quallion will conduct analysis on a variety of materials. Based upon our results from Phase I, Quallion… More

Lithium-ion Terminal Seal Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Nakahara, Lead Satellite Cell Engin
Award Amount: $716,292.00
Abstract:
In Phase II, Quallion proposes to execute a plan to valdiate our current feedthrough design to determine the minimum values needed to meet the expected service life of the component. This evaluation will aid Quallion in enabling the development of proper acceptance testing of lots procured… More

Ballistic Missile Defense System Innovative Power

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO/CTO
Award Amount: $98,685.00
Abstract:
Quallion's response to this solicitation calls for characterizing the foreign sourced lithium-ion anode MCMB (10-28) for high power and low temperature capabilities. In addition, Quallion will synthesize MCMB (10-28) and perform material characterization, as well as the manufacturing of test cells… More

Safe, High-Power Battery for Sonobuoys

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $79,768.00
Abstract:
Quallion's response to this Phase I solicitation calls for the evaluation of primary lithium battery chemistries to assess whether they meet the mission profile. Quallion will create test cells and test performance characteristics against the goals. The cells will then be formed into modules/packs… More

Lithium-Ion Cell and Battery Life Modeling to Encompass Wider Life Parameters

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of South Carolina
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Nakahara, Sr. Research and Development Engine
Award Amount: $998,433.00
RI Contact: Ralph White
Abstract:
Quallion and the University of South Carolina propose to continue their modeling efforts to develop a more comprehensive LEO simulation model to encompass more varied satellite conditions to meet USG (United States Government) modeling needs.

Safety via Thermal Shutdown for Space Rated Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $98,850.00
Abstract:
Li-ion battery safety has inspired many safety features from CID, to safety valves. However, none of the current features protect a battery from internal over-current, which can be caused by foreign material contamination, dendrite formation, defects in separator or high impact on the battery.… More

Ballistic Missile Defense System Innovative Power Storage Devices - Battery materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO & CTO
Award Amount: $99,838.00
Abstract:
For this effort Quallion proposes the domestic development of li-ion active materials. Quallion will investigate synthesis and performance of a new anode material as part of this effort.

High-Capacity Primary Battery for Extreme Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO, Quallion
Award Amount: $488,822.00
Abstract:
The goal of this project is to develop a primary, non-rechargeable battery technology that can provide high-energy capacity suitable for low power electronic devices, i.e. sensors and communications devices at military operational and storage temperature extremes.

Development of an All Solid High Energy Density Space Rated Battery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,715.00
Abstract:
Quallion's intends to develop an all-solid 600 Wh/kg, flexible form-factor lithium rechargeable energy device for advanced space power applications. Quallion's approach is to achieve greater than 600 Wh/kg combines three key proprietary developments: (1) a recently developed electrolyte,… More

Modeling of Lithium-Ion Cell Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of South Carolina
Principal Investigator: Mikito Nagata, Program Manager – (818) 833-2015
Award Amount: $149,459.00
RI Contact: Ralph White
Abstract:
Quallion LLC is pleased to submit this proposal in response to the solicitation for"Modeling of Lithium-ion Cell Performance."This proposal focuses on the area of interest relating to"accelerated life testing for LEO because the processes that occur at the anode and cathode at high… More

Electrode Technology for Advanced Space Power Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO, Quallion – (818) 833-2002
Award Amount: $99,748.00
Abstract:
Quallion LLC"s (Quallion) proposal responds to SBIR Solicitation No. MDA10-034 entitled"Advanced Space Power Technologies". In our response, Quallion is targeting an electrode development for"beneficial materials development for space-quality lithium rechargeable cells that… More

Next-Generation Power Supply for Reentry Vehicles

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Mikito Nagata, Director of Product Development – (818) 833-2015
Award Amount: $99,911.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Quallion LLC"s (Quallion) proposal responds to SBIR Solicitation No. AF103-065 entitled"Next-Generation Power Supply for Reentry Vehicles."Under this solicitation, Phase I calls for identifying"design concepts for highly reliable power supplies that meet both size and… More

Lithium Ion Batteries with Wide Operating Temperature Range

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO and CTO – (818) 833-2015
Award Amount: $68,979.00
Abstract:
Quallion LLC (Quallion) responds to SBIR solicitation No. A10-124 entitled Lithium Ion Batteries with Wide Operating Temperature Range. The objectives of this Phase I solicitation call for the development of [i]ncrease the operational temperature range of prismatic laminate lithium ion battery cells… More

Lithium Air Rechargeable Battery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO/CTO – (818) 833-2002
Award Amount: $69,444.00
Abstract:
Quallion LLC"s (Quallion) proposal responds to SBIR Solicitation No. A10-139 entitled"Lithium Air Rechargeable Battery."The solicitation calls for lithium air battery with a much higher energy density and longer duration energy storage system to replace lead acid or lithium ion… More

Lithium Air Rechargeable Battery

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hisashi Tsukamoto, CEO/CTO – (818) 833-2015
Award Amount: $448,797.00
Abstract:
Quallion LLC was awarded contract No. W56HZV-11-C-0047 under Army topic No. A10-139 entitled"Lithium Air Rechargeable Battery."The solicitation calls for a lithium air battery with a much higher energy density and longer duration energy storage system to replace lead acid or lithium ion… More

Electrode Technology for Advanced Space Power Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Nakahara, Director of Battery Devel – (818) 833-2016
Award Amount: $999,739.00
Abstract:
Quallion LLC proposes to continue development of its double-layer electrode technology for lithium ion batteries. The double-layer electrode technology increases adhesion of active materials to improve mechanical strength and the increased surface area increases conductivity. Quallion will refine… More

Modeling of Lithium-Ion Cell Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of South Carolina
Principal Investigator: Hiroshi Nakahara, Director of Battery Development – (818) 833-2016
Award Amount: $999,515.00
RI Contact: Ralph White
Abstract:
Quallion LLC proposes to continue development of its reference electrode technology into a commercial scale prototype and partner with the University of South Carolina to develop a life prediction model for cells cycled at high depths of discharge. In Phase II, Quallion will refine its reference… More