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Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73282
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-285-1461
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Excellatron
263 Decatur Street Atlanta, GA 30312-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Manufacturing
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8501-05-M-0135
Award Amount: $99,951.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to use a high rate manufacturing technology recently developed at Excellatron to deposit all-solid-state thin film batteries on an ultra-thin substrate. The all-solid-state lithium batteries have very high cycle life (>10,000 charge/discharge cycles), a wide operating temperature range, a rapid recharge capability, and increased power densities. They are inherently safer than existing lithium-ion and lithium-polymer. Currently, their large-scale applications were mainly limited by two factors. One is that thick substrates used in the production process limited their practical energy density. Another is the high production cost due to the low deposition rate of the thin films. Proposed work will address both problems at the same time. The ultra-thin polymer substrate used in this work will largely increase the real energy and power density of the battery. The battery will be prepared by a high rate deposition technology recently developed by Excellatron. Low cost manufacturing of thin film batteries on ultra-thin substrate will be ideal to support the next generation of high power systems used in advanced vehicle applications such as electric trucks, hybrid electric step vans and buses.

Principal Investigator:

Ji-Guang Zhang
CTO
4045842475
jizhang@excellatron.com

Business Contact:

Anthony Pace
COO
4045842475
pace@excellatron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EXCELLATRON
263 Decatur Street Atlanta, GA 30312

EIN/Tax ID: 582450642
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No