New and Improved Nonaqueous Electrolyte Components - Salts and Solvents

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,998.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-07-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-078-0341
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-078
Solicitation Number:
2006.2
Small Business Information
COVALENT ASSOC., INC.
10 State Street, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
040191686
Principal Investigator:
Victor Koch
President & CEO
(781) 938-1140
koch@covalentAssociates.com
Business Contact:
Linda Morrison
Organization Manager
(781) 938-1140
morrison@covalentassociates.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A need exists to significantly improve the low temperature performance of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries presently being developed for U.S. Army field applications. State-of-the-art Li-ion battery performance rapidly declines as the temperature falls below -10°C; yet high rate capability with useful battery capacity at temperatures as low as -40°C is required to meet warfighter requirements on the battlefield. To solve this problem we propose to develop a novel Li-ion battery electrolyte formulation that incorporates some new electrolyte additives. Covalent’s novel Li-ion battery electrolytes will provide a simple and cost-effective solution for the low temperature performance problem since we have demonstrated that small quantities of the additives significantly enhance low temperature rate capability while enabling Li-ion battery performance at temperatures of up to 80°C.

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