Battery Management, Monitoring and Diagnostic Device for Navy Energy Storage Modules

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-12-P-4036
Agency Tracking Number: N113-177-0109
Amount: $79,432.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N113-177
Solicitation Number: 2011.3
Small Business Information
Yardney Technical Products, Inc.
2000 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI, -
DUNS: 617158712
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Moore
 Project Manager
 (860) 599-1100
 gmoore@yardney.com
Business Contact
 Vincent Yevoli
Title: President/COO
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Email: vyevoli@yardney.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Yardney Technical Products in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is proposing to progress development of an advanced monitoring system for batteries, provide a modular battery unit, and develop a system approach to monitor and control multiple power sources and loads. Battery monitoring will be advanced via a technique to determine the internal temperature of each cell in a battery, thereby providing an opportunity to detect if a cell is approaching initiation of thermal runaway. The system will balance various parallel power sources to maintain thermal control of each by providing an opportunity to take one that is detected to be in jeopardy offline. The modular battery design will provide a unit consisting of cells and a battery management system, having advanced monitoring and control capabilities, as a standalone unit, or readily capable of arranging in a parallel and/or series configuration to meet requirements. This proposal addresses an advanced system monitoring and control approach, and a battery whose benefit is not to address"how to fail safely,"but rather how to prevent failure by detecting the anomalous behavior of a cell well before it fails.

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