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Lithium Ion Battery and Ultracapacitors Hybrid for Satellite Power

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-072
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Ayers Group
910 Princeton-Kingston Rd Princeton, NJ 08540-4057
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Lithium Ion Battery and Ultracapacitors Hybrid for Satellite Power
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0128
Award Amount: $99,568.00


This proposal develops an integrated lithium ion battery and ultracapacitor power system for satellite and other space applications. Such a novel integrated system could extend battery lifetime and provide a larger pulsed power source than conventional battery systems. In Phase I, a mathematical model is developed to simulate the hybrid lithium battery and ultracapacitor transient response for pulse constant current and constant power discharges. The model will assist in sizing the battery and ultracapacitor components to optimize pulsed and steady state operation of the system. A preliminary manufacturing/assembly process for constructing the system is also provided. BENEFIT: Greatly extends satellite and spacecraft lihium-ion battery lifetime. Provides increased pulsed power discharges for spacecraft thruster and ordnance applications. Commercial applications include HEV and PHEV electric vehicles, electric carts, and portable power applications.

Principal Investigator:

William Ayers

Business Contact:

William Ayers
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ayers Group, LLC
910 Route 27, Princeton-Kingston Rd Princeton, NJ 08540

EIN/Tax ID: 300097757
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No