Energy Storage Systems for Very High Altitude Very Long Endurance Solar Aircraft

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-08-C-0090
Agency Tracking Number: 07SB2-0594
Amount: $98,865.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: SB072-041
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, 06379
DUNS: 617158712
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arthur Dobley
 Research Scientist
 (860) 599-1100
Business Contact
 Vincent Yevoli
Title: President Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Research Institution
One of the major challenges of developing aircraft is the development of an appropriate energy system. The energy system ideally has a large amount of energy with a very low weight. This equates to a high specific energy (Wh/kg). Lithium-air batteries offer the greatest theoretical specific energy for batteries at 13 kWh/kg. Yardney has extensive experience in requirements for battery power and metal-air cells. We specialize in lightweight batteries used in aerospace applications. We also research, develop, and sell high energy density metal-air cells. Yardney will research a Rechargeable Lithium-Air Storage System by creating an advanced rechargeable air cathode, and testing these cathodes in actual lithium-air cells under various environmental conditions. These batteries will provide a lightweight high energy storage device for military applications.

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