Radically Designed High Energy Metal-Air Cell for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,103.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8651-07-M-0183
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-152-2685
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF071-152
Small Business Information
YARDNEY TECHNICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, 06379
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
617158712
Principal Investigator
 Arthur Dobley
 Research Scientist
 (860) 599-1100
 adobley@lithion.com
Business Contact
 Vincent Yevoli
Title: President/Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Email: vyevoli@lithion.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will advance an efficient and lightweight energy storage device for Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) by developing a high energy density lithium-air cell with a radical new design. Specifically, the project advances high energy density cells by focusing on increasing the energy density of our existing lithium-air cells with a radical new design. Our high-energy air cathodes, with an increased oxygen diffusion rate, will be incorporated into the cell designs. Several different designs with varying air diffusion techniques will be investigated. These cells produce power by the lithium reacting with the air cathode. This significantly decreases the weight by consuming oxygen from the air. Yardney’s experience and technologies in oxygen cathodes and powers sources will be adopted in the design of the lithium-air cells. Advantages of the proposed lithium-air cell include a high energy density, lightweight design, and a high energy density cathode.

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