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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$748,502.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8651-08-C-0141
Award Id:
82094
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-152-2685
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, 06379
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
617158712
Principal Investigator:
Arthur Dobley
Research Scientist
(860) 599-1100
adobley@lithion.com
Business Contact:
Vincent Yevoli
President, Chief Operatin
(860) 599-1100
vyevoli@lithion.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will advance an efficient and lightweight energy storage device for Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) by developing a high energy density lithium-air battery with the new radically designed cell developed in the Phase I. Specifically, the project advances high energy density cells by focusing on increasing the energy density of these cells. Our high-energy air cathodes, with an increased oxygen diffusion rate, are incorporated into the cells. Several areas to optimize the cells have been identified and 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 batteries. Advantages of the proposed lithium-air battery include: a safe design, high energy density, a lightweight design, and a high energy density cathode.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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