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Reduced Manufacturing Cost for Li-ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: HQ0147-15-C-8004
Agency Tracking Number: L142-001-0020
Amount: $99,963.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA142-001
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-09-20
Small Business Information
35 Hartwell Avenue
Lexington, MA 02421
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christopher McCoy
 (781) 879-1248
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Phone: (781) 879-1286
Research Institution

Lithium-ion batteries are being increasingly deployed in DoD applications as the result of their very high energy and power densities, but their manufacturing costs are high because of relatively long production timescales, The primary factor limiting throughput in Li-ion cell production is the long time required for the formation and aging sequence in which cells are cycled to render the cell operational and are then aged for a period of days or weeks in an effort to screen for the presence of internal short circuits. CAMX Power has developed a safety technology for detection of nascent internal short circuits in batteries, and proposes to adapt that technology to the lithium-ion cell manufacturing environment so as to reduce formation and aging time and thus increase production throughput. Further, we are proposing to improve the effectiveness of manufacturing quality control procedures to screen for internal short circuits.

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