Advanced Space Energy Storage that Incorporates Long Cycle Life at High Depths of Discharge

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$747,633.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-13-C-0113
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-069-0274
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-069
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
9036 Winnetka Avenue, Northridge, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
803217314
Principal Investigator:
Yuhong Huang
Director of New Technolog
(818) 727-9786
yhuang@chemat.com
Business Contact:
Vivian Li
Director of administratio
(818) 727-9786
vli@chemat.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: The goal of this technology development is to design, develop and test Li-ion battery cells with long cyclic life composing an advanced cathode. There are number of candidate cathode and anode materials are considered promising candidates for lithium ion battery due to their large capacity and relatively good rate capability, low self-discharge and relatively good capacity retention as well as ease of monitoring state of charge. However, their cyclic life is still far from satisfying DOD"s needs for space application as stated above. Main challenges for current cathode materials include considerable deterioration of the cycle stability due to structural changes, dissolution of transition metal and oxygen; formation of passive layer from decomposition of electrolyte, impedance growth; and thermal instability of cathode material. In this proposed research, we will develop, evaluate and validate advanced materials (including anode, cathode and electrolyte) for use in Li-ion battery. In Phase I, we have demonstrated that novel cathode material can deliver high initial specific energy with high capacity retention. In Phase II, prototype Li-ion cells will be designed and fabricated with selected cathode and anode materials. BENEFIT: Rechargeable battery with high energy density (>200 Wh/kg) and long cycle life (>60,000) has application in military communications satellites. Light weight and long lasting battery is also essential for Army battle field application, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Navy"s All Electric Ship and also all the department of defense (ex. EM Railgun and Free Electron Lasers). The use of high-energy-density, high-depth-of-discharge batteries will improve power system efficiency and lifetime. In addition, long lasting fast charging battery is very attractive to implantable power sources, consumer electronic device (lap-top computer, cell phones, digital cameras, etc.) users and handheld tool users, especially when"mobile"is becoming essential indispensable in our life. Medical application is another possibility such as medical devicesX-ray machine, ultrasound system etc.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government