You are here

Directly Applied Separator for Large Format Li-Ion Cells

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-22-C-0105
Agency Tracking Number: N103-214-0383
Amount: $999,997.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N103-214
Solicitation Number: 10.3
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-10-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-11-05
Small Business Information
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810-1111
United States
DUNS: 073800062
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ankita Faulkner
 (978) 835-4078
Business Contact
 B. David Green
Phone: (978) 689-0003
Research Institution

Imperia Batteries, a division of Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), proposes to develop and demonstrate a process to reduce the cost of the Hammerhead energy storage system while meeting the functional, performance and form factor requirements. In this process, the separator will be directly applied as a coating to the surface of a battery electrode. The key advantages of the directly applied separator (DAS) process are a reduction in manufacturing cost, increased manufacturing flexibility, and improved manufacturing yield, electrochemical, and safety performance. The DAS process will be developed in partnership with Optodot Corporation, employing their expertise in ceramic separator technology. The deliverable cells will also employ Imperia’s proprietary high active (HA) coated materials and nonflammable electrolyte. Collectively, these technologies improve energy density and safety while reducing production cost.  Imperia will demonstrate the DAS manfaucturing process by constructing large format Li-ion cells for the Hammerhead system. Imperia will support qualifying the DAS concept through rigorous performance and safety testing (‘S9310-AQ-SAF-010 at cell and battery level) in cells designed for the targeted applciation. Imperia will quantify the reduction in the cost of the Hammerhead energy storage system that can be realized by employing the DAS process.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government