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Energy Storage Systems for Very High Altitude Very Long Endurance Solar Aircraft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
86327
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
07SB2-0583
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Excellatron
263 Decatur Street Atlanta, GA 30312-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Energy Storage Systems for Very High Altitude Very Long Endurance Solar Aircraft
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0085
Award Amount: $749,975.00
 

Abstract:

The lithium-oxygen electrochemical couple has the potential to form the basis of a very high specific energy, rechargeable battery for very high altitude unmanned aerial systems. We propose to investigate a variety of approaches to address cycle life, reliability, and safety of the lithium-oxygen battery, both in an oxygen atmosphere and in an "air breathing" mode. In addition to addressing the performance characteristics of the lithium-oxygen/lithium-air battery we will design and build a prototype cell to demonstrate the scalability of the technology. Polymer(s) or ceramic/glass electrolytes will be the choice for the solid-state electrolytes, and may be used in conjunction with liquid electrolytes. Furthermore, we will also address battery power density.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Flanagan
Sr Scientist
4045842475
sflanagan@excellatron.com

Business Contact:

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

EXCELLATRON
263 Decatur Street Atlanta, GA 30312

EIN/Tax ID: 582450642
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No