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Flight-weight, High Capacity, Energy Dense Solid State Battery

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8649-21-P-0026
Agency Tracking Number: FX20D-TCSO1-0249
Amount: $149,965.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AFX20D-TCSO1
Solicitation Number: X20.D
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-11-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-05-25
Small Business Information
3100 Fresh Way SW
Huntsville, AL 35805-6720
United States
DUNS: 124289294
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Roberto DiSalvo
 (513) 328-5050
Business Contact
 Alton Reich
Phone: (256) 713-1220
Research Institution
 Alabama A & M University
 Andrew Scott
4900 Meridian Street
Huntsville, AL 35811-0000
United States

 (256) 372-8183
 Nonprofit College or University

Given their current energy density, battery packs for eVTOLs represent a substantial portion of the vehicle weight, and because electrically powered aircraft do not lose weight as they fly, range and endurance are negatively effected. Furthermore, for eVTOLs, a doubling of battery capacity only yields a 9% increase in endurance. This clearly points to the need for battery pack technology that is substantially more energy dense than current Li-ion technology. Fortunately, the technology exists in the form of solid state Li-ion batteries. The big challenge is scaling this technology up to the capacities needed for flying machines while achieving sustainable cost targets. The team composed of Streamline Automation and Alabama A&M University propose to take A&Ms current thin-film solid state technology, and together with the unique experience of SA Staff in developing battery packs for eVTOL aircraft and automating the production of battery packs for EVs will enable the scale up, manufacturing, and deployment of solid state Li-ion battery packs capable of energy densities up to three times greater than current available technology. Our relationships with major Li-ion battery manufacturers will also facilitate the commercialization path for this innovative and revolutionary technology.

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