Advanced Real Time Battery Monitoring and Management System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0366
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-013-0129
Amount: $69,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T013
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Small Business Information
12225 World Trade Drive, Ste. H, San Diego, CA, 92128
DUNS: 827054490
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Ackermann
 Vice President
 (858) 451-0539
 ackermanne@spectrallabs.com
Business Contact
 James Winso
Title: President
Phone: (858) 451-0540
Email: winsoj@spectrallabs.com
Research Institution
 Regents of the U of Ca,Davis
 Sandra Stevens
 Office of Research, Sponsored
1850 Research Park Dr. Ste 300
Davis, CA, 95618
 (530) 754-7700
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Although many off-the-shelf and semi-custom Battery Management Systems (BMS) are available, the Navy recognizes with this STTR Topic, and recent history illustrates, that a safety system with the required reliability and performance for mission critical applications has not been demonstrated. This proposal will detail the Spectral Labs Incorporated (SLI) and University of California, Davis (UCD) team’s proposed method for significantly improving Li-ion Battery Monitoring to detect the onset of cell degradation that could lead to catastrophic failure of a battery pack and providing a means to prevent such an event. It involves an innovative sensor architecture and associated diagnostic analysis algorithms based on detailed tracking of the behavior of Li-ion cells throughout their charge and discharge use cycles.

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