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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-M02152
Agency Tracking Number: 011PR-2109
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sohrab Hossain
 VP Electrochemical Tech.
 (520) 574-1980
Business Contact
 R.O. Loutfy
Title: President
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Research Institution
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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