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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-07-C-H406
Agency Tracking Number: A062-091-3199
Amount: $727,134.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
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 Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will advance a high energy and high power hybrid battery to power the dismounted soldier’s electronics suite, and unattended sensors. 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. The effort will be to construct and evaluate a high specific energy and high power lithium-air/ lithium-ion hybrid battery system. Specifically the project advances hybrid batteries by 1) integrating lithium-air and lithium-ion cells 2) applying our electronic hybrid configuration developed in phase one, and 3) evaluating the hybrid battery’s performance and safety. Yardney will evaluate the hybrid’s performance in various environmental conditions. Advantages of the proposed hybrid battery include a high energy density, high power, safe design, environmentally friendly components, and a high specific energy. This research will eventually lead to a hybrid system delivering a specific energy greater than 1000 Wh/kg.

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