Thermally Stable High Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries for Naval Aviation Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0160
Agency Tracking Number: N081-017-1297
Amount: $748,455.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-017
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
Yardney Technical Products, Inc.
2000 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI, -
DUNS: 617158712
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frank Puglia
 Director of Research&De
 (860) 599-1100
 fjpuglia@lithion.com
Business Contact
 Vincent Yevoli
Title: President/COO
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Email: vyevoli@lithion.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) have been widely used and intensely investigated for the last decade. However, commercial cells have several problems in trying to meet the performance requirements typical of military applications. Most notable is impedance growth and capacity loss upon storage or prolonged at temperatures above 60oC.1,2 In order to develop more durable, high-energy power sources for Navy aircraft applications elevated temperature performance must be improved. Yardney Technical Products, Inc. and researchers at the University of Rhode Island have been working on the development of innovative technologies and systems with the goal of increasing the life and viable operational environment of Li-Ion batteries. Previous work, and work completed in Phase 1 of this effort can be directly applied to batteries for naval applications. It is noted that the Phase 2 effort includes an evaluation of “less reactive” cell chemistries (e.g. Iron Phosphate) that reduce the vigor of a cell event and thus reduce the risk of cell fratricide.

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