A Universal Battery Management System with Advanced Diagnostic Algorithms

Period of Performance: 02/23/2012 - 08/23/2012

$80K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Ave. Array
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Electric ships and other Naval applications employing batteries (and ultracapacitors) for energy storage need a universal battery management system (BMS) that can diagnose device degradation and ensure safe operation. The Navy currently faces a difficult situation; where each energy storage device has a dedicated BMS, often with limited diagnostic abilities. TDA will develop a modular BMS with universal applicability to battery chemistries and pack size (voltage and capacity). The BMS will use our multivariate algorithms, which have demonstrated their ability to diagnose battery health and prevent unsafe operation.