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Safe, Large-Format Lithium Ion Batteries for Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-14-M-2491
Agency Tracking Number: F141-071-1928
Amount: $149,423.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF141-071
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-05-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-02-16
Small Business Information
2000 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI, 02818-
DUNS: 617158712
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frank Puglia
 Director, Research&Development
 (401) 471-6580
Business Contact
 Vincent Yevoli, Jr.
Title: President and Chief Operating Offic
Phone: (401) 471-6580
Research Institution
YTP will develop technology that provides a high performance, modular Li-ion battery with: redundant safety features, safer thin, metal case cell designs; fin/micro-channel thermal control system; and an evaporating fluid system that rapidly quenches failing cells to prevent thermal runaway and fratricide. The end goal of the proposal is making a lighter, longer lasting, less expensive, safer JSF Battery. As a novel part of the battery design, YTP will study and test the implementation of an active cooling system based on the evaporation of a pressurized fluid such as CO2 or R134a. YTP will demonstrate that we can manufacture a smaller and lighter JSF cell which will be verified by testing the enhanced chemistry against YTP"s existing offering for the JSF, which meets the full electrical performance requirements. YTP will work with URI to concentrate to the JSF requirements their extensive work on atomic modeling of electrolytes and SEI layers with improved conductivity and thermal stability. Through modeling and testing, the work will demonstrate that the advanced thermal system will allow for a battery that can both resist failures and tolerate larger failures without going into thermal runaway.

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