Advanced Solid-State Hybrid Battery-Ultracapacitor Device for High-Energy and High-Power Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-13-C-0175
Agency Tracking Number: A131-008-0208
Amount: $99,916.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: A13-008
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
DUNS: 066594979
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Castro Ph.D.
 Program Engineer
 (781) 529-0546
Business Contact
 Anthony Ph.D.
Title: President/COO
Phone: (781) 529-0504
Research Institution
The power demands for a wide variety of advanced battlefield equipment can range from high-energy for long-term operation to high-rate pulse power. A major drawback of current power storage technologies for these applications is their inability to meet the demands of both high-energy and high-power delivery in a single device. State-of-the-art batteries are typically high-energy devices with insufficient high-rate capability for pulse power applications, while electrochemical capacitors are characterized by inherently high power and low energy. Therefore, a strong need exists for a device that can simultaneously fulfill the unique high-power and high-energy requirements for battlefield applications. To provide a new generation of battlefield-specific batteries, Giner, Inc. proposes a new type of hybrid, solid-state cell that takes advantage of the high-energy and high-power capabilities of batteries and capacitors in a single device by combining a symmetric capacitor and a rechargeable battery in one unit cell. Preliminary data is shown for some hybrid devices that have been successfully fabricated and tested. We expect that successful implementation of this technology will also lead towards power storage devices that are safer, conformal, and flexible for a wide range of applications.

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