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Platform Li-Ion Battery Risk Assessment Tool

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95089
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-014-0203
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T014
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
Oceanit Center 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600 Honolulu, HI 96813-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Platform Li-Ion Battery Risk Assessment Tool
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0257
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Modern warfare is becoming increasingly dependent on high technology and the means to power it. Lithium-ion batteries are a popular power choice due to high energy density and long charge hold. Unfortunately Lithium-ion batteries also have some distinct disadvantages including the possibility of catastrophic failure. This is of significant importance when the battery failure may take place in close proximity to explosive or propellant such as in a missile system or in a confined space such as the battery compartment of a diesel-electric submarine. A single cell that ruptures and catches fire may disrupt adjacent cells and cause a runaway effect through a battery bank that becomes uncontrollable. There exists a need for a tool to assess the risks of Li-ion battery casualty at the cell, pack, and system levels. In order to safely utilize Lithium-ion battery technologies, we propose a tool to fill the unmet need of risk assessment by modeling the potential of a cell level casualty and the consequent effects that would have on the surroundings. We will utilize the expertise at Oceanit and NREL to create a tool based on software specialized for simulating high speed, energetic expansion for the failure modes of Li-ion batteries.

Principal Investigator:

Suthee Wiri
Senior Scientist
8085313017
swiri@oceanit.com

Business Contact:

Ken Cheung
Science & Technology Mana
8085313017
kcheung@OCEANIT.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
Oceanit Center 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600 Honolulu, HI 96813

EIN/Tax ID: 990238128
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
National Renewable Energy Lab
1617 Cole Blvd
Golden, CO 80401
Contact: Ahmad Pesaran
Contact Phone: 3032753000