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Hybrid Battery/Supercapacitor Energy Storage Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-16-C-0118
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6371
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A15A-T010
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-09-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2027-09-27
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, CO 80127
United States
DUNS: 148034408
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Mr. Stephen Cordova
 (303) 874-8222
Business Contact
 Mr. James Budimlya
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Research Institution
 University of Southern California
 Massoud Pedram
3740 McClintock Ave, EEB 344 \N
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2562
United States

 (213) 740-4458
 Nonprofit College or University

ADA Technologies, Inc. (ADA) and Dr. Massoud Pedram at the University of Southern California (USC) have successfully completed a Phase I STTR effort for the development of a lithium ion (Li-ion)/ supercapacitor hybrid electrical energy storage system (HEESS) to afford pulse power characteristics (projected ~10 kW/kg) in a high energy system (100-150 Wh/kg). The system is enabled via a constant current regulator that isolates the battery from the supercapacitor to improve the end-to-end efficiency from the battery to the load while accounting for the relative diminutive rate capability of the high energy Li-ion battery. Pulse power capability is enhanced due to ADAs state-of-the-art (SOTA) supercapacitor that provides 10x the energy (~15 Wh/kg at cell level) of a common supercapacitor significantly improving the duty cycleduration, magnitude and frequency of the pulse. During Phase II, ADA and USC will design, develop and fabricate a fully functional BB-x590 HEESS unit to demonstrate the increased efficiency of the constant current architecture and increased pulsed power of ADAs high energy supercapacitor. We have designed an 8 Ah, 30V (>100 Wh/kg) BB-x590 HEESS with pulse power capability >100 Amps in Phase I to be constructed and demonstrated in Phase II.

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