Superior High Energy Density and High Rate Rechargeable Lithium ion Battery for Army applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-09-C-S312
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-091-0308
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
AMERICAN LITHIUM ENERGY
935 Bailey Court Unit 106, San Marcos, CA, 92069
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
782243096
Principal Investigator:
Jiang Fan
President
(760) 591-0611
jfan@americanlithiumenergy.com
Business Contact:
Robert Spotnitz
Member
(925) 895-4080
rspotnitz@americanlithiumenergy.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal describes a superior high-energy density and high-rate, rechargeable, 18650-size cell for Army applications based on a novel, ultrasafe, high-energy, low cost nano-cathode material that is capable of fast recharges and high-rate discharging. The cell also incorporates a new nano-anode material to increase the energy density for both high rates discharging and charging. The unique combination of nano-cathode and nano-anode materials provides exceptionally high-rate capability (>95% of rated capacity at 10 A continuous discharging) and allow conventional electronic circuits to be used for state-of-charge estimation. These characteristics make the cells especially well-suited for the smart, lithium-ion, rechargeable BB-2590 battery. The work proposed here will lead to cells that are a drop-in replacement for cells currently used in the BB-2590 and will lower cost, provide improved safety, and increase rate capability so that fewer BB-2590 packs can be used in applications such as Non-Line of Sight (NLOS) which requires very high power during firing the missile.

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