Exploration of Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) Battery for Space Application

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$97,790.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-06-M-2629
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-173-2512
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-173
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
MAXPOWER, INC.
141 Christopher Lane, Harleysville, PA, 19438
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
928218155
Principal Investigator
 David Chua
 Director of Research
 (215) 256-4575
 maxpowerdc@aol.com
Business Contact
 Hsiu-ping Lin
Title: Vice President
Phone: (215) 256-4575
Email: maxpowerdc@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Due to their light weight, high energy and high capacity, Li-ion batteries offer significant advantages for applications in space. To employ Li-ion batteries for use in space, high cycle and calendar life must be demonstrated, and this is the major objective of the present Phase I proposal. In this Phase I program, the objective to demonstrate that new Li-ion technology developed by MaxPower will meet Air Force and NASA requirements for LEO and GEO applications. Fundamental questions pertaining to the stability of materials and degradation reactions will be addressed. Overdischarge and overcharge are two mechanisms which can lead to significant degradation in energy and capacity retention, and solution of this potential problem is a major area to be addressed in the Phase program.

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