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Low Cost, Lightweight, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
32585
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32585
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Yardney Technical Products, Inc.
2000 South County Trail East Greenwich, RI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Low Cost, Lightweight, Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $696,090.00
 

Abstract:

Yardney Technical Products proposes to develop low cost, long life, safe and environmentally benign lithium-ion batteries ideal for applications sensitive to operational and disposal costs as well as safety andperformance criteria. Phase I of the proposed project will focus on the selection and development of battery materials. A lithiated manganese oxide will be selected as an active cathode material and a carbon selected as an anode material. Methods to prepare electrodes compatible with a continuous manufacturing process will be developed and demonstrated. Non-aqueous electrolytes will be evaluated in the temperaturerange -40 degrees C to +65 degrees C and the optimal candidate selected. A laminate packaging technology will be developed and demonstrated. Prismatic design lithium-ion batteries will be fabricated using the materials developed in this program and these batteries cycled to demostrate the viability of the concepts presented in this proposal. In Phase II of the proposed program, the technology developed in Phase I will be transferred to Yardney's lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility and signifigant numbers of cells manufactured and tested.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Grant M. Ehrlich
8605991100

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Yardney Technical Products,
82 Mechanic Street Pawcatuck, CT 06379

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