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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-H401
Agency Tracking Number: A062-091-3199
Amount: $119,986.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-091
Solicitation Number: 2006.2
Small Business Information
YARDNEY TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
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
 adobley@lithion.com
Business Contact
 Vincent Yevoli
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Email: 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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