Nano-Engineered Carbon Ultracapacitor for Satellite Energy Storage

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-C-2862
Agency Tracking Number: F071-182-0161
Amount: $749,897.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-182
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466
DUNS: 066594979
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mourad Manoukian
 Project Manager
 (781) 529-0527
Business Contact
 Anthony LaConti
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (781) 529-0501
Research Institution
The United States Air Force (USAF) has identified the need for an advanced and reliable ultracapacitor to prolong the operational life of military satellites that use batteries for their energy storage. In this Phase II developmental effort Giner, Inc. will design, develop and fabricate a full-scale innovative Electrochemical Double-Layer Capacitor (EDLC) device that has low overall Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR), high capacitance (>10,000 farads) and high energy density to meet the demands of the USAF. The innovative concept combines high-surface-area (greater than 2500 m2/g) nano-porous carbons and organic electrolytes with improved current collector/ultracapacitor active material interface conductivity for a high-capacitance and high-energy-density device. The feasibility of this innovative concept was successfully demonstrated in Phase I. In Phase II we will refine and finalize the design of the ultracapacitor and optimize its performance. Two prototypes will be designed and fabricated at the end of Phase II. The full-scale prototypes will be capable of operating through greater than 500,000 charge-discharge cycles and will deliver 10,000 Farads.

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