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High-Efficiency High-Capacity Rechargeable Energy Storage Device

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High-Efficiency High-Capacity Rechargeable Energy Storage Device
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00039-11-C-0012
Award Amount: $69,991.00


To address the Navy JPEO JTRS need for a high-performance power energy device suitable for Military Software Defined Radio (SDR) systems, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a Novel Li-ion Battery with Microstructured Silicon Anode (NOLIMITS). This innovation will yield high-energy and high-power-density Li-ion batteries with long cycling and shelf life, which cannot be equaled by other technologies. Our preliminary analysis indicates that the system can achieve gravimetric energy density exceeding 1000 Wh/kg with a wide temperature range of-40C to 55C and is the most promising solution for completely satisfying the Navy JPEO JTRS ACAT I requirements for a high performance energy storage device. In Phase I, POC will create a proof-of-concept demonstration report for a selected technology set, including recommendations for optimal approaches. POC also will evaluate the relevant parameters of NOLIMITS using modeling and small subsystems demonstration. In Phase II, POC will finalize Phase I design concept and demonstrate the technology by testing a prototype to show its potential to meet Navy JPEO JTRS needs.

Principal Investigator:

Roman Ostroumov
Research Scientist
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
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Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division Bldg. 100 Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No