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Radically Designed High Energy Metal-Air Cell for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
82094
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-152-2685
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Yardney Technical Products, Inc.
2000 South County Trail East Greenwich, RI 02818-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Radically Designed High Energy Metal-Air Cell for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8651-08-C-0141
Award Amount: $748,502.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will advance an efficient and lightweight energy storage device for Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) by developing a high energy density lithium-air battery with the new radically designed cell developed in the Phase I. Specifically, the project advances high energy density cells by focusing on increasing the energy density of these cells. Our high-energy air cathodes, with an increased oxygen diffusion rate, are incorporated into the cells. Several areas to optimize the cells have been identified and will be investigated. These cells produce power by the lithium reacting with the air cathode. This significantly decreases the weight by consuming oxygen from the air. Yardney's experience and technologies in oxygen cathodes and powers sources will be adopted in the design of the lithium-air batteries. Advantages of the proposed lithium-air battery include: a safe design, high energy density, a lightweight design, and a high energy density cathode.

Principal Investigator:

Arthur Dobley
Research Scientist
8605991100
adobley@lithion.com

Business Contact:

Vincent Yevoli
President, Chief Operatin
8605991100
vyevoli@lithion.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

YARDNEY TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
82 Mechanic Street Pawcatuck, CT 06379

EIN/Tax ID: 061287991
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No