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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
Timeline
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Martin Klein
 (203) 797-2699
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract

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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