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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-09-C-S312
Agency Tracking Number: A082-091-0308
Amount: $119,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-091
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
935 Bailey Court Unit 106, San Marcos, CA, 92069
DUNS: 782243096
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jiang Fan
 President
 (760) 591-0611
 jfan@americanlithiumenergy.com
Business Contact
 Robert Spotnitz
Title: Member
Phone: (925) 895-4080
Email: 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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