Integrated High Voltage Lithium Ion Battery - Ultracapacitor Hybrid

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0129
Agency Tracking Number: F093-072-0539
Amount: $99,930.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-072
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466
DUNS: 066594979
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert McDonald, Ph.D.
 Program Manager
 (781) 529-0530
 rmcdonald@ginerinc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony Laconti
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (781) 529-0501
Email: alaconti@ginerinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Satellite batteries used to store and deliver pulse power for low-earth and geosynchronous orbital missions must function over many years. As power demands increase with expanded functionality, ultracapacitors must be coupled with the batteries to store and deliver the power necessary in short pulses. Giner, Inc. will integrate the two power devices in order to maintain high specific power and specific energy without adding multiple electronic components needed for separate sets of batteries and capacitors. We will develop the electrochemical material processing and composition to produce small integrated pulse-power supplies and explore the relationships between pulse width, duty cycle and specific power and energy. BENEFIT: This Phase I will provide the proof of concept for a power supply capable of expanding the capabilities of the current generation of lithium-ion batteries used in cell phones and portable tools, which demand high power pulses. Short power surges needed in electric vehicles during acceleration will also require combinations of ultracapacitors and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

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