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Advanced Anode Materials for Improved Power in Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-12-C-0005
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4728
Amount: $307,456.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-178
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-06-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130
Littleton, CO -
United States
DUNS: 148034408
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Josh Buettner-Garrett
 Research Engineer
 (303) 792-5615
Business Contact
 Clifton Jr.
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Research Institution

Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) has become an essential need for the U.S. Warfighter. In support of this need, the use of autonomous vehicles has grown considerably over the past decade. In particular, the use of small unmanned ground vehicles (SUGV) has proven to be invaluable as they minimize a Soldiers exposure to hazards while providing critical, non-line-of-sight intelligence. Many current autonomous vehicles including SUGVs utilize rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for on-board power to meet the vehicles portability (i.e., lightweight) and stealth operation requirements. However, the low specific power and energy of current state-of-the-art (SOTA) lithium-ion imposes a major constraint and challenge to current and future Warfighter operations by limiting the operational performance of these vehicles. As such, the U.S. Army has considerable interest in developing rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that possess both increased energy and power per unit mass. To address this need, ADA Technologies, Inc. proposes a program to increase the power and energy in lithium-ion battery cells through a combination of reduced internal resistance and increased cell voltage. The proposed Phase I program will establish material synthesis protocols, material scale-up, proof-of-concept cell production and demonstration and ultimately design and produce a full-scale.

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