Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Operation Model

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-11-C-7698
Agency Tracking Number: B2-1519a
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-T007
Solicitation Number: 2007.
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-07-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
711 West Woodbury Road, Suite H, Altadena, CA, 91001-5327
DUNS: 176071413
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gerald Halpert
 Senior Research Engineer
 (626) 345-1200
Business Contact
 Kerry Nock
Title: President
Phone: (626) 345-1200
Research Institution
 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
 Ratnakumar Bugga
 4800 Oak Grove Dr.
Pasadena, CA, 91109-8099
 (818) 354-0110
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC), in collaboration with NASA"s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), plans to develop a prototype, high-fidelity, first principle-based, comprehensive, and user-friendly software model to predict the long-term behavior of advanced rechargeable lithium batteries in aerospace applications. This Li-Ion battery operation model will 1) incorporate in one tool, for the first time, all the state-of-the-art first-principles Li-Ion cell physics and chemistry available; 2) be able to make reasonably accurate predictions of performance and life at both the cell and battery level for a variety of cell manufacturers, provided appropriate cell parameters are available; 3) facilitate the extension and advancement of the first-principles model because of the object-oriented nature of the code; and 4) be extremely user-friendly. In Phase II, we will extend the capability of the model developed in Phase I by incorporating additional cell and battery design and operational conditions that affect degradation and performance predictions. In Phase II we will validate the model using LEO-cycling cell and battery laboratory test data. Finally, we will demonstrate that the prototype battery operation model can predict the performance and life of batteries of a space mission.

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