Wireless Intelligent Battery Monitoring and Maintenance System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,994.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-11-C-6512
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-107-0364
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-107
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Applied Technologies Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
Eric Gans
Director
(310) 320-3088
PEProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The address the Navy"s need for autonomous maintenance and health monitoring of rechargeable batteries, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Wireless Intelligent Battery Monitoring and Maintenance (WIBAMM) system. The proposed system is based on a dense sensor network that both wirelessly monitors individual battery status (i.e., voltage, charge status, and temperature) and performs lower-power recharging to combat the effects of self-discharge during long-term storage aboard Navy vessels and at ground-based storage facilities. The innovative Intelligent Battery Monitor (IBM) sensor retrofits to any rechargeable cell and enables the Navy to easily monitor and rapidly determine the health of large quantities of batteries (over 16 million). As a result the WIBAMM system can also eliminate the danger of thermal runaway events and frequent faulty battery delivery to operators, both of which are major problems for the modern Navy. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate WIBAMM feasibility on multiple standard military batteries with a system design that provides the best value for the government with a small TOC and a ROI approaching 10x. In Phase II, WIBAMM will be ready for full-scale application by the Navy for batteries stored aboard Amphibs and MPF ships, and at ground-based storage facilities.

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