NCMS Project #: 140969
Problem: Phase I of this project focused on the use of advanced cathode binder materials that improve battery performance with reduced cost and environmental impact through the elimination of N-methyl pyrrolidine (NMP).
Benefit: The overall advantages of lithium-ion batteries are longer life expectancy. Lithium-ion technology can double or triple battery service life, reducing risks of downtime or load interruption during maintenance or replacement.
Solution/Approach: In Phase II, work will continue to design cathode coating architectures that deliver a balance of power and energy that is required for batteries to be capable of powering a vehicle over long distances yet also support onboard equipment with a high-power draw.
Impact on Warfighter:
- Increase battery service life and performance
- Reduce costs
- Improved warfighter readiness and protection
- U.S. Army TARDEC
- PPG Industries, Inc.
- Navitas Systems
- Maintenance avoidance and reliability
- Obsolescence management and continued maintenance capability