Control of Internal and External Short Circuits in Lithium Ion and Lithium Batteries

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNJ07JB34C
Agency Tracking Number:
065650
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
X8.03
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Giner Inc
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066594979
Principal Investigator
 Robert McDonald
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 529-0530
 rmcdonald@ginerinc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony LaConti
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (781) 529-0501
Email: alaconti@ginerinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
NASA has identified needs for compact high-energy-density primary and secondary batteries. Lithium and Lithium Ion cells, respectively, are meeting these needs for both manned and unmanned needs. The high power available in some of these cell chemistries can cause substantial internal heating in the event of sustained internal and external heating. At sufficiently elevated temperatures, cell components can react energetically causing cell case rupture, and in some cases, fire. The proposed will develop and demonstrate an internal means of controlling short circuit, which is chemically and electrochemically compatible with the cell's active materials. Using suitable controls, safe handling of an external short circuit will be demonstrated in small cells.

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