Impact is Innovative and Widespread.
The technology travels across the battery supply chain, from measuring cell quality during production to improving battery safety during operation to increasing reliability in batteries during reuse.
Current products focus on lithium-ion batteries, although applications exist across emerging chemistries. These applications are supported by understanding the state of health for a battery system without complex or invasive procedures.
The technology is built on research from Idaho National Laboratory's Energy Storage and Advanced Transportation Department.
Novus Sentry provides rapid and accurate insight into battery quality and health by direct measurement of physical parameters.
The Advantages of our Technology are Clear and Significant.
Novus Sentry offers rapid testing and identification of internal soft shorts.
It does not require complex or invasive procedures, sensors, or monitoring equipment.
It works across battery types and chemistries.
It applies throughout the battery supply chain, from cell manufacturing to battery integration to secondary use.
Battery life, energy density, safety, cost reduction, and charging speed is crucial for market success. Novus Sentry works with any battery chemistry to provide direct measurements of physical parameters clients can trust.
Battery packs that are cost-effective, environmentally safe, and exceed specifications are critical for your customers. Novus Sentry works with your engineering teams to tailor direct measurements of physical parameters that manage the improved quality of your end products.
Battery in Use
Customers want reliable access to skilled electric power. Novus Sentry is your partner to provide direct measurements of physical parameters for trusted batteries within an increasingly electrified world.
Batteries still have a lot of life in them after being swapped out. Novus Sentry provides direct measurements of physical parameters to help recycle and repurpose batteries that are safe and reliable on the secondary market.
Novus Sentry is Dedicated to Increasing Trust Throughout the Battery Supply Chain.
In quality, we provide a time efficient screening method to grade and sort batteries with a fast (<20min) screening test.
Our test is valid on a wide range of battery chemistries and compares the observed battery self-discharge to a user defined benchmark of known good and known bad cells.
In safety, we provide fault detection and state-of-safety estimates that produce early warning of flaws and short circuits inside battery cells before those faults reach critical levels that lead to catastrophic failure. Using our patented health metric — the self-discharge (SD) current — this noninvasive test applies to any battery chemistry or design.
In reliability, we provide fault detection and cell characterization that allow for more optimal charge management of the energy storage systems. By integrating the safety protocols into the battery management system, we can deliver optimized charge/discharge performance that can be adapted to environmental factors that impact cell performance such as mechanical, thermal, and charge/discharge excursions.