Innovative Lightweight Metal-Air Cell Cases for Non-Rechargeable Batteries

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,826.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00164-06-C-6043
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-MT4-4389
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD05-MT4
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
Small Business Information
YARDNEY TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, 06379
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
617158712
Principal Investigator:
Arthur Dobley
Research Scientist
(860) 599-1100
adobley@lithion.com
Business Contact:
Vincent Yevoli
Chief Operating Officer
(860) 599-1100
vyevoli@lithion.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Some of the challenges of manufacturing batteries for military applications are: low quantities, sporadic demand, high price and various power sources. If a Multi-Functional Cell Case for Metal-Air Batteries, such as Lithium-Air, Aluminum-Air, and Zinc-Air could be created, then it would be possible to reduce cost, increase energy density and possibly allow the automation of the assembly process to further reduce cost. Molded cell cases allow for the production of any quantity of product at reasonable costs. Most of the metal-air chemistries have reached their maximum energy with current materials. The limiting factor is the weight of the cell case. Yardney's new concept of one lightweight plastic case design that is capable of producing cell cases for several types of metal-air batteries attacks this specific problem. These innovative cases are suitable for quick automated assembly. In this Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project, Yardney proposes to investigate this design concept using lightweight materials suitable for low cost and quick assembly. These cell cases will provide a high quality and lightweight energy storage device for military applications.

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