Power Generation and Storage for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$748,136.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-11-C-2143
Agency Tracking Number:
F2-5694
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD09-EP2
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148034408
Principal Investigator:
Wen Lu
Senior Research Scientist
(303) 792-5615
wenl@adatech.com
Business Contact:
Clifton Brown, Jr.
President&CEO
(303) 792-5615
cliffb@adatech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) have emerged as a critical need for the U.S. Air Force. MAVs are envisioned to conduct a variety of indoor and outdoor reconnaissance missions and must be highly mobile and man-portable. Furthermore, many of the envisioned missions for MAVs require significant endurance. Unfortunately, current state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries are not capable of providing sufficient energy while remaining within the highly constrained mass and volume budgets for MAVs. As a result, significant advancements in lithium ion battery technologies (e.g., increased energy and power density) are required to enable MAVs to execute their intended missions. To address this need, ADA Technologies, Inc., proposes to continue advancements made in Phase I to develop advanced nanocomposite electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. When combined with a suitable ionic liquid electrolyte, the proposed technology will provide substantially greater energy and power density, cycle life and safety as compared to state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. The proposed program will establish electrode synthesis protocols, relevant-scale electrode processes and ultimately design and produce full-scale prototype lithium-ion cells for integration into a target test-bed platform.

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