Safe Designs for Large, High Energy Lithium-ion Cells

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-M-0084
Agency Tracking Number: N093-197-0412
Amount: $69,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-197
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
15 Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher McCoy
 (617) 498-6404
Business Contact
 Ren,e Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (617) 498-5655
Research Institution
TIAX LLC will develop technology to enhance safety and minimize risks from very large lithium-ion cells subject to internal short circuits. Enhanced safety for very large lithium-ion cells, e.g. >100 Ah, is vital for enabling implementation of extremely high energy content lithium-ion batteries, e.g. >1 MWh, both in the military and commercial applications. In Phase I, TIAX will perform a modeling and an engineering assessment for unique large capacity cell designs that are incapable of going into thermal runaway. Also in Phase I, we will demonstrate the feasibility for our approach in proof-of-concept experiments. In Phase II, TIAX will partner with a cell manufacturer to implement and verify the technology in high capacity cells and cell modules.

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