Advanced Solid-State Hybrid Battery-Ultracapacitor Device for High-Energy and High-Power Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,916.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-13-C-0175
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A131-008-0208
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
A13-008
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066594979
Principal Investigator:
Castro Ph.D.
Program Engineer
(781) 529-0546
claicer@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony Ph.D.
President/COO
(781) 529-0504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The power demands for a wide variety of advanced battlefield equipment can range from high-energy for long-term operation to high-rate pulse power. A major drawback of current power storage technologies for these applications is their inability to meet the demands of both high-energy and high-power delivery in a single device. State-of-the-art batteries are typically high-energy devices with insufficient high-rate capability for pulse power applications, while electrochemical capacitors are characterized by inherently high power and low energy. Therefore, a strong need exists for a device that can simultaneously fulfill the unique high-power and high-energy requirements for battlefield applications. To provide a new generation of battlefield-specific batteries, Giner, Inc. proposes a new type of hybrid, solid-state cell that takes advantage of the high-energy and high-power capabilities of batteries and capacitors in a single device by combining a symmetric capacitor and a rechargeable battery in one unit cell. Preliminary data is shown for some hybrid devices that have been successfully fabricated and tested. We expect that successful implementation of this technology will also lead towards power storage devices that are safer, conformal, and flexible for a wide range of applications.

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