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MQ-9 Drop -in Replacement Li-ion Battery Technology

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-20-P-0667
Agency Tracking Number: F192-047-0307
Amount: $149,987.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF192-047
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-03-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-12-06
Small Business Information
111 Downey Street
Norwood, MA 02062
United States
DUNS: 076603836
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Trung Hung Nguyen
 Vice President
 (781) 769-9450
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Bursell
Phone: (508) 873-9046
Research Institution

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) MQ-9 are essential assets for U.S. military and allied forces to observe events on a battlefield in real-time. Currently the MQ-9 uses Ni-Cd batteries that require relatively complex maintenance including discharge and recharge cycles that are keys to ensuring their health and functionality. Ni-Cd batteries reliability and maintainability have increased the maintenance cost and most importantly aircraft downtime. EIC is proposing to develop a safe, no-maintenance Li-ion battery as a drop-in replacement for the current Ni-Cd battery on the MQ-9.

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