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Advanced High Energy Battery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H9240522P0016
Agency Tracking Number: S22D-ST01-0061
Amount: $149,845.50
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM22D-ST01
Solicitation Number: 22.D
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-08-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-02-23
Small Business Information
510 Earl Boulevard
Miamisburg, OH 45342-1111
United States
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Henslee
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Jackie Luce
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Research Institution
 Argonne National Laboratory
 Diane Hart
9700 S. Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439-0000
United States

 (630) 252-7677
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

The demand for rechargeable energy storage systems with greater specific energy and improved power density continues to increase to support current and next generation soldier-assisting electronics and unmanned aerial, underwater, and ground vehicles (UAVs, UUVs, UGVs). Insufficient electrical power and energy can directly impede military missions by inhibiting infantry and vehicle performance, safety, and run-time. Central to high energy and power dense storage are lithium ion batteries (LIBs) which have demonstrated a specific energy >250 Wh/kg. Next generation cell designs utilizing advanced anodes (silicon, lithium, anode-less) and high capacity cathodes (LCO, NMC811) have been demonstrated to boost the specific energy to ~400 Wh/kg; however, for many military applications, especially man portable power and aerial vehicles, >700 Wh/kg will be needed. CRG will partner with Argonne National Lab (ANL) to develop an advanced high specific energy (>700 Wh/kg) cell. CRG will combine a next generation high capacity cathode with a high energy density lithium metal anode. CRG’s cell will utilize an advanced state-of-the-art electrolyte that will prevent dendrite growth, reduce electrolyte consumption, and help enhance the life of the battery. The developed cell will be capable of improving the operational performance and safety over current military batteries.

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