USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Novel Methods to Improve Performance of Silver-Zinc Batteries

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-054-1462
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-054
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
BST Systems Inc
78 Plainfield Pike Road Plainfield, CT -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Novel Methods to Improve Performance of Silver-Zinc Batteries
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-12-C-4119
Award Amount: $735,718.00
 

Abstract:

BST Systems has been engaged in IR & D Projects #7079, #7103 and SBIR Phase I Topic #N101-054 targeting sealed-cell operation, separator improvement, and negative electrode enhancement. The aim is to develop a nearly maintenance-free, sealed-cell that offers overall performance improvement in terms of cycle life and wet life. The systematic approach included analysis of non-cellulosic separators, novel negative electrode/electrolyte additives, the development of catalytic composites for gas consumption, and the development of a charge control management system that minimizes gas production. The objective is to develop a battery system that provides greater than 2 years wet-life, greater than 50 cycles with 70% capacity retention, and sealed operation for periods of at least 10 cycles without maintenance. In Phase I, novel materials and technologies were evaluated independently. The proposed Phase II approach is to optimize and combine the technical improvements identified in Phase I into a final large format cell design and perform long term cycle testing of the final design.

Principal Investigator:

Patrick Imhof
Program Manager
(860) 564-4078
pimhof@bstsys.com

Business Contact:

Zoe Adamedes
Marketing Manager
(860) 564-4078
zadamedes@bstsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BST Systems Inc
78 Plainfield Pike Road Plainfield, CT -

EIN/Tax ID: 061073185
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No