Hybrid Battery / Capacitor Power for Increased Power and Energy Density and Safety

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0208
Agency Tracking Number: N103-214-0250
Amount: $998,637.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solitcitation Year: 2010
Solitcitation Topic Code: N103-214
Solitcitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
Duns: 000000000
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert McDonald
 Program Manager
 (781) 529-0530
 rmcdonald@ginerinc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony Vaccaro
Title: President/COO
Phone: (781) 529-0504
Email: avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Improvements in rechargeable battery energy, power, cycle life and safety are required for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program. During Phase II, Giner, Inc. will use its advanced lithium-ion hybrid cell chemistry developed in Phase I, together with improvements in packaging designs to achieve the necessary energy and power densities to meet Naval Aviation requirements. A batch-level coating method will be implemented to produce electrodes for the prototype energy storage device. The trade-offs between specific power and specific energy will be examined experimentally to optimize electrode composition and design. Scalable performance will be demonstrated in prototype cells over the temperature range of -40oC to +71oC Cell stability will be evaluated with exposures of +85oC storage temperature and at low ambient pressure. Cell case designs and self-diagnostic/prognostic capabilities will be addressed to ensure safety, performance and service life when packaged into the 28 Volt DC electrical energy storage device.

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