Advanced Lithium Ion Batteries for Space-based Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,942.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-09-M-0104
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-200-0191
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF083-200
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Excellatron
263 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA, 30312
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
038154956
Principal Investigator:
Jack Ma
Project Manager
(404) 584-2475
stephen.philpy@micro-rdc.com
Business Contact:
Tony Pace
Chief Financial Officer
(404) 584-2475
karen.vancura@micro-rdc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal is for an all solid state battery having a specific energy more than twice conventional lithium batteries. The rechargeable battery uses a lithium metal anode with ceramic electrolyte.  There are no liquids to leak out, catch fire, boil or increase in pressure.  There is no mechanism for lithium dendrite evolution during recharge.  Research under this proposal will also address unique processes for refining ceramic electrolyte and cathodes. BENEFIT: Space missions have several critical requirements for batteries. This new battery will be capable of operating in high vacuum and able to withstand severe launch environments such as vibration, shock and acceleration.  It will also have high energy and long cycle life.

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