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Metal Hydride Energy Sources for Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91874
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0963
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Metal Hydride Energy Sources for Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0269
Award Amount: $89,996.00
 

Abstract:

Lithium metal possess a high specific capacity of 3860 Ah/kg, and can provide high voltages in electrochemical cells, thus creating the basis for high specific energy batteries. However, batteries based on lithium metal suffer several drawbacks, due to the poor morphology of redeposited lithium and possibility of dendrite growth, which can short circuit the battery and pose safety hazards. We propose to employ a lithium battery technique that captures significantly greater energy than currently accessed via conventional battery technologies.

Principal Investigator:

William Rauch
Sr Scientist
4045842475
wrauch@johnsonrd.com

Business Contact:

Tony Pace
COO
4045842475
pace@johnsonrd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

JOHNSON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CO., INC.
263 Decatur Street Atlanta, GA 30312

EIN/Tax ID: 581973838
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No