Development of Lithium-Ion Cells for High Rate Pulse Power Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,998.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F33615-01-M02152
Agency Tracking Number:
011PR-2109
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Sohrab Hossain
VP Electrochemical Tech.
(520) 574-1980
shossain@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
R.O. Loutfy
President
(520) 574-1980
rloutfy@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A novel approach for the development of a lithium-ion battery system is proposedfor pulse power aerospace applications. The approach involves fabrication ofthin-film electrodes with nano-particles cathode and anode materials having highcapacity and high rate capability, use of high lithium-ion conductive electrolyte,fabrication of prismatic design pouch cells, and testing of the developed cells todemonstrate the proof-of concept. The thin film electrodes will be characterizedusing different analytical and electrochemical techniques.The rechargeable battery market is growing rapidly and lithium-ion batteries aretaking over the market share from Ni-MH and Ni-Cd even with the higher cost. Thesuccessful completion of Phase I work will demonstrate the feasibility of developinga new high specific power rechargeable lithium-ion battery system. The rechargeablelithium-ion batteries developed with the proposed nanoparticles cathode and anodematerials will provide superior specific power to the present state-of artrechargeable batteries and will have a broad commercial applications to the growingdemand of high power portable electronic devices.

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