VGCF Cloth for Thin, Flexible Electrodes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$80,000.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0447
Solitcitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-006-0274
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T006
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences, Inc.
141 W. Xenia Ave., PO Box 579, Cedarville, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
173666215
Principal Investigator
 David Burton
 Director/Manager of R&D
 (937) 766-2020
 dburton@apsci.com
Business Contact
 Max Lake
Title: President
Phone: (937) 766-2020
Email: mllake@apsci.com
Research Institution
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
 Mary L Crow
 Oak Ridge Office
P.O. Box 2001, MS-AD-421
Oak Ridge, TN, 37831-
 (865) 576-7343
 Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
The proliferation of complex electronic devices for use in warfare ranging across handheld electronics, sensors, hybrid vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, and directed energy systems are increasing the demand for battery power needed for mission operations. The dramatic evolution in the inventory and use of these electrically-powered systems has stimulated new thrusts in energy harvesting and storage, to enable continuous and autonomous battlefield operations of these systems. To meet the demand for portable electric power, effort is being directed at novel methods for coupling energy harvesting, such as flexible solar cells, with flexible batteries which can be integrated into UAS structures and other portable systems. As identified by the U.S. Navy, requirements for such systems include improvements in charge capacity, internal leakage on charging, shelf life, and cycle life. Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) propose to jointly develop low-cost, high capacity, thin, flexible, conformable, lightweight batteries that are compatible with energy harvesting devices. The proposed battery will use flexible cathodes and anodes developed at ORNL and ASI respectively that can ultimately meet goals of a conformal battery with>10 mAh/cm2,<100 A/cm2, 6 month shelf life, and cycle life requirements.

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