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VGCF Cloth for Thin, Flexible Electrodes

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-006-0274
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T006
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave. PO Box 579 Cedarville, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: VGCF Cloth for Thin, Flexible Electrodes
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-11-C-0447
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proliferation of complex electronic devices for use in warfare ranging across handheld electronics, sensors, hybrid vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, and directed energy systems are increasing the demand for battery power needed for mission operations. The dramatic evolution in the inventory and use of these electrically-powered systems has stimulated new thrusts in energy harvesting and storage, to enable continuous and autonomous battlefield operations of these systems. To meet the demand for portable electric power, effort is being directed at novel methods for coupling energy harvesting, such as flexible solar cells, with flexible batteries which can be integrated into UAS structures and other portable systems. As identified by the U.S. Navy, requirements for such systems include improvements in charge capacity, internal leakage on charging, shelf life, and cycle life. Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) propose to jointly develop low-cost, high capacity, thin, flexible, conformable, lightweight batteries that are compatible with energy harvesting devices. The proposed battery will use flexible cathodes and anodes developed at ORNL and ASI respectively that can ultimately meet goals of a conformal battery with>10 mAh/cm2,<100 A/cm2, 6 month shelf life, and cycle life requirements.

Principal Investigator:

David Burton
Director/Manager of R&D
(937) 766-2020
dburton@apsci.com

Business Contact:

Max Lake
President
(937) 766-2020
mllake@apsci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave. PO Box 579 Cedarville, OH -

EIN/Tax ID: 311089703
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge Office
P.O. Box 2001, MS-AD-421
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-
Contact: Mary L. Crow
Contact Phone: (865) 576-7343