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Nanomaterial Technologies for Long-Life Li-ion Batteries

Award Information

Department of Defense
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-065
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Nanomaterial Technologies for Long-Life Li-ion Batteries
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0114
Award Amount: $99,985.00


Lithium-ion batteries have become the industry standard for use as rechargeable secondary batteries in space vehicles. Although substantial advancements have made in this class of batteries of late, substantial limitations still exist in: energy and power densities, operational temperature limits, safety, and most importantly lifecycle and lifetime performance. To address this need, ADA Technologies, Inc. proposes the development of advanced lithium-ion batteries for space vehicle applications comprising nanocomposite electrode technologies and low-loss, ionic-liquid-incorporated gel polymer electrolytes. BENEFIT: The proposed project will result in improved energy and power densities, wider operation temperature ranges, inherently safer operation and excellent storage/cycle-life as compared to current lithium-ion batteries. The results of the proposed program will allow for significant improvements in operational performance of military satellites. Furthermore, the developments undertaken will substantially improve the state-of-the-art of energy storage devices. Thus if successful, the resulting technology could have substantial commercial impact as the overall market for battery technologies is estimated to be in excess of $6B per year. Spin-off applications include hybrid electric vehicles, utility grid applications, personal electronics and medical devices

Principal Investigator:

Wen Lu
Senior Research Scientist

Business Contact:

Clifton H. Brown, Jr
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130 Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 840984053
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No