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Reliable, Safe, Lithium-ion Battery Enabled by a Robust Battery Management System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-17-C-0081
Agency Tracking Number: N15A-001-0005
Amount: $749,986.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N15A-T001
Solicitation Number: 15.A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-10-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-10-15
Small Business Information
2260 South Meredith Lane
Santa Maria, CA 93455
United States
DUNS: 829737688
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Edmund Burke Edmund Burke
 (805) 925-9010
Business Contact
 Edmund Burke
Phone: (805) 925-9010
Research Institution
 South Dakota State University
 Dr. Huitian Lu Dr. Huitian Lu
P.O. Box 2201, SAD 124
Brookings, SD 57007
United States

 (605) 688-6213
 Nonprofit College or University

An advanced Li-Ion Battery Management System for DOD mission and safety critical platforms. The majority of Li-Ion Battery Management Systems (BMS) for DoD aircraft, helicopter, and directed energy weapons are custom designs for the individual Aerospace platform. This leads to increased cost over the battery life cycle due to the requirement to maintain the production facilities which produce replacement batteries for each Navy program. The DoD must procure and maintain spare batteries for each program because the battery structural, thermal and electrical interfaces are custom one-of-a–kind for each platform. With modular and scalable BMS standardization, it’s possible for different Navy Aerospace pro-grams to establish a joint battery procurement strategy. This would reduce the overall number of re-placement batteries that are required to be purchased. The innovation required to accomplish this goal is to develop a standardized battery module with a robust BMS that would have common electrical, thermal and structural interfaces for multiple Navy Aerospace programs.

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