Lithium Ion Battery and Ultracapacitors Hybrid for Satellite Power

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0130
Agency Tracking Number: F093-072-2195
Amount: $99,618.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF093-072
Solitcitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Yardney Technical Products, Inc.
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, 06379
Duns: 617158712
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Gnanaraj
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (860) 599-1100
Business Contact
 Vincent Yevoli, Jr.
Title: President/COO
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to develop a UCAP/Li-ion hybrid system for space power use. Long term space missions utilizing battery based electrical power subsystems often undergo thousands of charge/discharge cycles and short high rate discharge cycles over the length of the mission. During Phase I of this program Yardney in collaboration with Maxwell Technologies propose to develop a hybrid system consisting of high energy Li-ion, high power ultracapacitor (UCAP) and the electronic interface control module. The hybrid system to be developed in this program will maximize end of life Li-ion battery performance in space power applications. BENEFIT: Air Force Application: The target application for this Li/UCAP hybrid system for space power Air Force applications where long life safety, longer cycle life, and long-term stability are required. This new technology will have superior electrochemical performance even at high rate discharge and long term cycle life due to UCAP interface and the electronic control unit module. Non Military Application: Li-ion/UCAP hybrid systems with high power and long life will benefit all DoD, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) spacecraft applications, military and commercial communication satellite and even Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

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