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State-of-Charge Technology for Zn-air Battery Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82358
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-101-0490
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 02818-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: State-of-Charge Technology for Zn-air Battery Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-07-C-6505
Award Amount: $69,877.00
 

Abstract:

Many missions in remote locations are currently limited by the amount of power that can be carried on foot and/or left in place for unattended equipment operation. To solve the soldier's battery weight burden, advanced metal-air batteries are being developed. The monitoring of the effective battery power is a significant aspect for the military's use of these batteries. One problem with the advanced metal-air chemistry is a lack of a state-of-charge (SOC) indication technology that factors several environmental influences as well as the discharge profile. The benefits from the use of SOC technology are: indication of battery capacity, effective power management, prevention of premature replacement of batteries and reduced inventory levels resulting in overall cost reduction. The major drawback from the use of SOC technology is they can be expensive especially if discarded with a used battery. Yardney proposed SOC technology provides the benefits without the drawbacks. Yardney's SOC technology proposal can be incorporated in the battery adapter cable or as a stand-alone unit eliminating the drawbacks. It will use existing technology and a custom computer chip to monitor and indicate the batteries SOC with high accuracy. It will ultimately be small in size, low in weight, inexpensive and accurate.

Principal Investigator:

Arthur Dobley
Research Scientist
8605991100
adobley@lithion.com

Business Contact:

Vincent Yevoli
Chief Operating Officer
8605991100
vyevoli@lithion.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

YARDNEY TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
82 Mechanic Street Pawcatuck, CT 06379

EIN/Tax ID: 061287991
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No