High Performance, Low Temperature Asymmetric Supercapacitors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-12-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number: A12A-010-0386
Amount: $99,979.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12a-T010
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, -
DUNS: 148034408
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Weibing Xing
 Senior Research Scientist
 (303) 792-5615
Business Contact
 James Budimlya
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Email: jim.budimlya@adatech.com
Research Institution
 North Carolina State University
 Wesley Henderson
 911 Partners Way
Chemical&Biomolecular Eng
Raleigh, NC, 27695-7905
 (919) 513-2917
 Nonprofit college or university
Today's military equipment is required to operate in extreme conditions: frigid arctic locations, dry/hot deserts, and humid tropical jungles, which leads to design operating temperature ranges of approximately -50degreesC to 70degreesC for current power systems. No commercial electric power storage device can perform at high rates at the lower limits of this temperature range, and technologies that come close typically suffer from instability in the upper temperature range. To address this need, ADA Technologies, Inc. (ADA) proposes to combine high capacitance activated carbon nanocomposite electrodes and high-rate nanocomposite intercalation electrodes with the novel low temperature electrolyte design capabilities of Prof. Wesley Henderson of North Carolina State University (NCSU) to develop advanced asymmetric supercapacitors for high-power, low temperature Army applications. The resulting device will have specific energy greater than that of commercial asymmetric devices and be able to maintain>10 Wh/kg at<-45 degrees C at moderate rates.

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