Advanced Non-Flammable Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0425
Agency Tracking Number: N101-031-0133
Amount: $373,947.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-031
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South, College Station, TX, -
DUNS: 184758308
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Rhodes
 Sr. Research Scientist
 (979) 764-2200
Business Contact
 G. Hisaw
Title: Sr. Contracts Administrat
Phone: (979) 764-2200
Research Institution
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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