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APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR TESTING ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS BY MEASURING FREQUENCY RESPONSE

United States Patent Application

20140358462
A1
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Real-time battery impedance spectra are acquired by stimulating a battery or battery system with a signal generated as a sum of sine signals at related frequencies. An impedance measurement device can be used to interface between the battery system and a host computer for generating the signals. The impedance measurement device may be calibrated to adapt the response signal to more closely match other impedance measurement techniques. The impedance measurement device may be adapted to operate at mid-range voltages of about 50 volts and high-range voltages up to about 300 volts.
Christophersen, Jon P. (Idaho Falls, ID), Morrison, John L. (Butte, MT), Morrison, William H. (Butte, MT), Bald, Patrick A. (Moscow, ID)
14/ 296,321
June 4, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0003] This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-051D14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.