Metal Hydride Energy Sources for Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$89,996.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0269
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0963
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-064
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc.
263 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA, 30312
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807623046
Principal Investigator:
William Rauch
Sr Scientist
(404) 584-2475
wrauch@johnsonrd.com
Business Contact:
Tony Pace
COO
(404) 584-2475
pace@johnsonrd.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Lithium metal possess a high specific capacity of 3860 Ah/kg, and can provide high voltages in electrochemical cells, thus creating the basis for high specific energy batteries. However, batteries based on lithium metal suffer several drawbacks, due to the poor morphology of redeposited lithium and possibility of dendrite growth, which can short circuit the battery and pose safety hazards. We propose to employ a lithium battery technique that captures significantly greater energy than currently accessed via conventional battery technologies.

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