Power Generation and Storage for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-2062
Agency Tracking Number: O092-EP2-1178
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-EP2
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
263 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA, 30312
DUNS: 038154956
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Doug Danielson
 Dir of Mfg Eng
 (404) 584-2475
Business Contact
 Tony Pace
Title: COO
Phone: (404) 584-2475
Email: pace@excellatron.com
Research Institution
Current micro air vehicles (MAV) are limited to 30 minutes of operation due to capacity of the 100 g battery they carry. Next generation MAVs utilizing an advanced power system envisioned in this project will increase the mission duration to at least 90 minutes using a 130 g battery. This increase in mission duration will require an increase in energy storage density from 125 wh/kg to 403.8 wh/kg. Advanced solid state batteries have the potential to deliver an energy density of 799 wh/kg, which would allow a MAV to achieve the objective of at least doubling the mission duration. Excellatron has years of experience developing solid state thin film battery (SSTFB) technology and is using insights gained from that experience to develop the higher performance and lower cost advanced solid state batteries.

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