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Battery Diagnostics and Prognostics for Space Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX07CA02P
Agency Tracking Number: 066820
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A1.07
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-01-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-07-23
Small Business Information
2839 Paces Ferry Road, Suite 1160, Atlanta, GA, 30339-5770
DUNS: 961914884
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas Propes
 Principal Investigator
 (770) 803-3001
Business Contact
 Ash Thakker
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (770) 803-3001
Research Institution
Global Technology Connection, Inc., in collaboration with Georgia Tech (Center for Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies) and our industrial partner, Eagle Pichers, proposes to develop and test the feasibility of a Battery Diagnostics and Prognostics System for space exploration applications. The architecture couples neural network, support vector machine, and fusion algorithms to yield battery remaining useful life predictions taking into account battery usage patterns and detected failure modes to increase the reliability of NASA's electrical power systems. This improved high fidelity architecture will be applied to fault detection and life prediction of both Lead Acid and Lithium-Ion Batteries for several space applications like MER, CEV, CLV, ISS, etc. A multi-disciplinary team with a collaborative approach has been assembled for successful development and demonstration of Battery Life Prediction. Cycle testing of representative cells and batteries will be conducted at the Georgia Tech Research Institute to develop and validate remaining capacity and cycle life models for feasibility. Existing work by GTC on Li-Ion battery deep discharge models and data from our industrial and research partners will be leveraged for development of commercial software that can enhance and monitor battery health and accurately predict remaining useful life. Aggressive commercialization and technology transition plans will be pursued with our industrial team partners.

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