Lithium-Air / Lithium-Ion Hybrid Battery for Military Use

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,987.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-07-C-H401
Agency Tracking Number:
A062-091-3199
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
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
This SBIR Phase I effort will be to construct and evaluate a high specific energy and high power lithium-air/ lithium-ion hybrid battery system. One of the challenges of incorporating metal-air batteries into existing equipment is the power requirements. Metal-air systems are typically very high in energy density but low in power. A method to overcome the power issue to is to use a hybrid battery composed of the metal-air battery with another battery capable of high power discharges. Yardney has obtained extensive experience in lithium-ion batteries for military and aerospace applications. We also have an advanced lithium-air program with the first ever, large prototype non-aqueous lithium-air cell. We specialize in lightweight batteries used in aerospace applications. We also research, develop, and sell high energy density metal-air batteries. Yardney will research and develop a hybrid Lithium-Air / Lithium-Ion Battery by building and discharging the hybrid batteries with different system configurations. This research will eventually lead to a hybrid system delivering a specific energy greater than 1000 Wh/kg.

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