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Assessing Useful Remaining Life of Lithium (Li)-Ion Batteries After Deep Discharges

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N6833505-C-0306
Agency Tracking Number: N041-029-0201
Amount: $749,983.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-029
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-07-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-11-30
Small Business Information
2839 Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 1160
Atlanta, GA 30339
United States
DUNS: 961914884
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Freeman Rufus
 Principal Investigator
 (770) 803-3001
Business Contact
 Ash Thakker
Title: Director/Program Manager
Phone: (770) 803-3001
Research Institution

The objective of this program is to develop the necessary algorithms to determine the useful remaining life of Li-ion batteries after deep discharges below 2.0 volts/cell. This proposal presents the background and work necessary to develop and implement prototype remaining useful life models for JSF Li-ion batteries within the JSF Prognostic Health Maintenance (PHM) architecture under the sponsorship of the Navair JSF program office. In Phase I, data-driven prognostics architecture was proposed in consultation with US Navy to address self-learning prognostics, nonlinear modeling and uncertainty management. Preliminary remaining useful life (RUL) model parameters were determined and a strategy was developed for collecting the information required to update battery health status after deep and lengthy discharges during abnormal operating conditions, shipping or storage. A wavelet neural network based diagnostician and prognosticator were prototyped from simulated deep discharge data to assess the feasibility of detecting damaged Li-ion batteries and predicting the remaining useful life of Li-ion batteries. The goal of Phase II is to develop and implement prototype RUL models for deep discharged Li-ion cells within the JSF PHM architecture. This includes the development, documentation and verification of air vehicle, battery and Autolog parameters and interfaces necessary to update battery health status within the overall JSF architecture. An extensive cycle testing of representative cells or batteries will be conducted to develop and validate detailed RUL models to account for depth and duration of discharge below 2.0V/cell. Aggressive commercialization and technology transition plans (Phase III) will be pursued teaming with our industrial partners.

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