Developement of a lithium-ion battery that can function as an ultra fast charger to recharge L17 land warior battery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-04-C-P031
Agency Tracking Number: A032-3231
Amount: $680,002.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: A03-084
Solicitation Number: 2003.2
Small Business Information
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: 147518286
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sohrab Hossain
 Vice President
 (520) 574-1980
 mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 James Withers
Title: CEO
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The U. S. Army recognizes the need for a safe, portable battery that can be used as a charger to recharge small lithium-ion batteries such as LI7 land warrior battery. The successful completion of Phase I project demonstrates the feasibility of defining the design and dimension of such charger battery leads to the development of prototype charger. A novel electrochemical couple will be used for the development of a safe high specific energy lithium-ion battery system, which provides enhanced safety and can function as a charger. The proposed anode material, which delivers 50% higher practical capacity than the state-of-the-art carbon anode materials, will be used to address the safety issues. Several prototypes 16 Ah lithium-ion cells will be developed and tested for their use as charger. Five of these cells will be connected in series to build a 16 Ah, 21 V battery with control circuitry. The developed battery will then be converted to a charger with a DC/DC converter having an output of 16 A at 16.8 V.

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