Nonflammable Battery

Nonflammable Battery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-18-P-2005
Agency Tracking Number: F173-005-0184
Amount: $149,592.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2018
Solicitation Year: 2017
Solicitation Topic Code: AF173-005
Solicitation Number: 2017.3
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center, Andover, MA, 01810
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Lang
 (978) 689-0003
 lang@psicorp.com
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Email: green@psicorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) will demonstrate a non-flammable, high power rechargeable battery design capable of 20C discharge rates after activation from an inert, inactive state. This battery will be constructed by combining PSIs non-flammable electrolyte and high active (HA) coating technologies. During the Phase I, PSI will demonstrate that the electrolyte is non-flammable both as an aerosol and on ejection from a cycled battery. Optimized HA electrodes will be prepared and used to construct coin and pouch cells to demonstrate the ability of the cell design to deliver the targeted rate performance. PSI will demonstrate the battery can be stored in an inert, inactive state and that the targeted performance can be achieved after rapid activation. The results of the lab scale tests will be used to design a prototype battery for an Air Force/ICBM identified application. Successful completion of these efforts will demonstrate the readiness of the technology for further scale-up and demonstrations in Phase II.

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