A Phase I SBIR Proposal to Lower the Cost and Improve the Manufacturing of Li-ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,103.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-07-C-7781
Award Id:
81718
Agency Tracking Number:
B063-026-1007
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, 06379
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
617158712
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Barbarich
Research Scientist
(860) 599-1100
tbarbarich@lithion.com
Business Contact:
Vincent Yevoli
Chief Operating Officer
(860) 599-1100
vyevoli@lithion.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are attractive candidates for use as power sources in military, aerospace, commercial, and vehicular applications because they have high specific energy (up to 200 Wh/kg) and energy density (~ 500 Wh/L) and long cycle life (1,000 - 80,000 cycles currently depending on the depth of cycling). However, the production of these batteries for defense applications is often in low volumes that can lead to increased costs and defects compared to mass-produced Li-ion batteries for the commercial sector. There is a need within the Army, Navy, other military services, NASA, and the commercial sector to lower the manufacturing cost and reliability of low volume systems. The proposed effort will use a new manufacturing technique to simplify the construction that will lower cost and improve the reliability of Li-ion cells.

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