SPARTACUS: Spatially resolved acoustic, mechanical and ultrasonic sensing for smart batteries

Project /

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The SPARTACUS project aims to develop a multifunctional sensor array technology for various types of batteries combined with an advanced battery management system ensuring improved charging behaviour and maximized battery lifetime. The optimized detection of battery health and battery function will make it possible to recharge in a safe but fast way – much faster than before. The project will focus on mechanical and acoustic sensors complemented by temperature sensors and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. The sensor data will feed an advanced battery management system, which compares real data with battery data models to gain a comprehensive analysis of the real battery condition.




Funding authority:

The European Union is funding SPARTACUS as part of the BATTERY 2030+ research initiative


Project duration:

9/1/2020 – 8/31/2023



Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate research ISC (Coordination), Germany / Comissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux energies alternatives CEA; France / CSEM Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA - recherche et developpement, Switzerland / Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium / Fundacion CIDETEC, Spain / ARKEMA France SA, France / ELRINGKLINGER AG, Germany