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Advanced Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32587
Amount: $746,779.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1997
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
Shelter Rock Lane
Danbury, CT 06810
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Martin Klein
 (203) 797-2699
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution

Many DOD systems employ rechargeable batteries to supply power. Battery weight, volume, cycle life and cost are generally limited considerations in enabling satisfactory mission performance. Systems presently utilize Lead-Acid, Nickel-Cadmium, Nickel-Metal Hydride or Lithium-Iobatteries. The Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MN) system is now under study as a superior candidate for many applications. Electro Energy, Inc. is presently developing a bipolar version of the Ni-MH system that willyield high energy density (E.D.) of 50-60 Wh/kg, a signifigant improvement above present technologies. In distinction, this proposed projectmore revolutionary than evolutionary, is directed at developing a "next century"version of this system that would yield an E.D. of 85-100 Wh/kg and 300 Wh/l, a 50 to 100% improvement. This will involve the development of both improved hydride materials with significantly greaterhydrogen storage capabilities, improved nickel electrodes, and reducedweight and volume packaging.

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