Restoring Equivalent Capacity following 0-Volt ExposuRe (REC0VER)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-19-P-0560
Agency Tracking Number: F182-083-1375
Amount: $149,394.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-083
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-07
Small Business Information
125 Tech Park Dr, Rochester, NY, 14623
DUNS: 080450796
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Schauerman
 (585) 454-9166
Business Contact
 Christopher Schauerman
Phone: (585) 454-9166
Research Institution
The objective of this research program is to advance zero-volt technologies to enable recovery of a space power system following a dead bus event. This program will demonstrate, for the first time, the feasibility of a lithium balancing approach to zero-volt tolerance at the beginning and the end of a batterys cycle life. Previous work has focused on the fundamental science of lithium management techniques in coin cells and single-layer pouch cells. This work will answer whether the same approach is scalable to multi-layer pouch cells specifically designed to withstand a dead bus event later in the cells use phase. The impact of this program extends beyond Air Force space power systems, and it will help improve the resilience and reliability for all US satellite deployments. This approach provides the US with a mission-enabling capability to maintain a competitive advantage over adversaries.

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