Autonomous Maintenance and Health Monitoring of Rechargeable Batteries

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-11-C-6514
Agency Tracking Number: N102-107-0534
Amount: $69,469.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-107
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, -
DUNS: 945837219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Pete Dahlin
 Principal Investigator
 (860) 449-1273
Business Contact
 Christine Sigety
Title: Manager of Business Suppo
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Research Institution
Reduce the logistical costs associated with the deleterious effects of long term storage of rechargeable lithium based batteries. The self discharge characteristics of rechargeable batteries necessitates monitoring to prevent permanent damage and attendant replacement cost. Utilize RFID technology to build a wireless system to monitor individual battery"s charge condition. Develop a portable integrated storage system that provides inductive battery charging capability, controlled by a software application utilizing a database of battery specific charge, temperature and voltage limitations. This system would raise the stored batteries from an as delivered 50% charge capacity, to 100% charge in preparation for delivery to users. Integrate the storage system into cargo shipping container that provides physical security and integrity in the event of an overcharge condition and power to the storage system.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government