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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00164-06-C-6043
Agency Tracking Number: O053-MT4-4389
Amount: $99,826.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-MT4
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, 06379
DUNS: 617158712
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arthur Dobley
 Research Scientist
 (860) 599-1100
Business Contact
 Vincent Yevoli
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Research Institution
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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