Advanced Non-Flammable Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$373,947.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0425
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-031-0133
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-031
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South, College Station, TX, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
184758308
Principal Investigator:
Christopher Rhodes
Sr. Research Scientist
(979) 764-2200
christopher.rhodes@lynntech.com
Business Contact:
G. Hisaw
Sr. Contracts Administrat
(979) 764-2200
renee.hisaw@lynntech.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with improved safety, abuse tolerance, reliability, and volumetric and gravimetric energy densities are needed for Navy aircraft including the Joint Strike Fighter, H-1 Light Attack Helicopter, and other aircraft. Despite their high energy densities, current lithium-ion batteries can combust and release highly toxic chemicals under failure mechanisms such as overcharging, internal shorting, defects, physical damage, overheating, etc. Lynntech has developed advanced electrolytes that are non-flammable and that can provide Li-ion batteries with similar performance (e.g. energy density, power density, cycle life, calendar life, temperature range) compared with batteries utilizing conventional electrolytes. The Phase II project will optimize the electrolyte composition, test the performance in packaged cells, develop a process for scaled-up production of the electrolyte, and deliver prototype cells to the Navy for testing and evaluation. The advanced non-flammable electrolyte will provide battery modules for Navy aircraft that have improved safety and abuse tolerance.

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