Development of Low Temperature Ultracapacitor

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,671.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-12-C-0099
Agency Tracking Number:
A12A-010-0238
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12a-T010
Solicitation Number:
2012.A
Small Business Information
Yardney Technical Products, Inc.
2000 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
617158712
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Gnanaraj
Senior Scientist
(860) 599-1100
joeg@yardney.com
Business Contact:
Vincent A.Yevoli, Jr.
President/COO
(860) 599-1100
vyevoli@yardney.com
Research Institution:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Erik J Brandon, Ph.D
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA, 33333-
(818) 393-2674
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
The objective of this Phase 1 effort is to develop an asymmetric supercapacitor (ASC) that provides>10 Wh/kg energy density and a high power density, and maintains this performance down to -55 degrees C. Yardney Technical Products (YTP), a recognized specialty high energy battery manufacturer in Pawcatuck, CT in collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) proposes to design, develop and demonstrate an ASC meeting the above performance metrics. This ASC will ultimately be integrated with a low temperature lithium ion battery (LIB) as part of a hybrid power system for Army applications. During Phase I of this effort, low temperature electrolytes previously developed by JPL for use in symmetric supercapacitors (SC) and capable of operating down to -75 degrees C will be further developed and adapted for use in an asymmetric format featuring a high-energy nanostructured lithium titanate electrode. Suitability of other ASC systems such as lithium manganese oxide will be investigated and the best system will be selected for further studies.

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