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Development of a Safer Lithium-ion (Li-ion) Battery for Naval Aircraft Applications Through Thermal Management Design

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-15-C-0401
Agency Tracking Number: N14A-006-0279
Amount: $2,203,596.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N14A-T006
Solicitation Number: 2014.0
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-09-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-01
Small Business Information
111 Downey Street
Norwood, MA 00000
United States
DUNS: 076603836
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Trung Nguyen
 Vice President
 (781) 769-9450
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Bursell
Title: Technical Point of Contact
Phone: (781) 769-9450
Research Institution
 National Renewable Energy Laboratory
 Ahmad Pesaran
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401
United States

 (303) 275-4441
 Nonprofit College or University

Rechargeable lithium ion battery systems can provide power throughout the aircraft, including engine or Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) starting, avionics, emergency, and other systems. Because of their high specific energy/power and potential thermal instability, they can present hazards if improperly designed, tested, handled, or stored. To address the thermal safety issue of Li-ion batteries, EIC Labs, in collaboration with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is working on the development of safe, large-format aircraft Li-ion batteries where thermal propagation of an overheated cell to neighboring cells or group of cells is prevented by novel thermal management technologies.

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