Ultra-Safe Enclosure for High Energy Density Devices: Thin Laminate Walls and Flameless Venting

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,997.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-13-P-1149
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O123-EP3-4126
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD12-EP3
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc. (Currently ADA TECHNOLOGIES INC.)
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148034408
Principal Investigator:
Thierry Carriere
Technology Director
(303) 792-5615
thierryc@adatech.com
Business Contact:
James Budimlya
President&CEO
(303) 792-5615
jim.budimlya@adatech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The weight, volume and storage capacity benefits of current and future high energy density storage systems make them attractive options to complete far-reaching and ambitious missions. Safe packaging of these devices has lagged and as a result, a few significant events have taken place, highlighting the need for better tools to manage and control the uncontrolled release of stored energy. ADA Technologies is proposing to develop and test a new, rugged, ultra-safe enclosure meeting the DoD requirements by leveraging our deep technical expertise in materials and fire safety. The selected approach is to combine the properties of several low-cost, lightweight and off-the-shelf materials in a laminate structure which will be able to channel and contain any released energy and protect nearby equipment and personnel. Further improving the safety of the enclosure and the surroundings is the inclusion of a flameless vent. ADA Technologies has established several key collaborations to enable successful technical development and future commercialization of the technology in both military and commercial markets. Our partners include the technical experts at the NASA Johnson Space Center, DoD prime contractor Lockheed-Martin, commercial companies A123 Systems (lithium ion batteries), Newtex (fire-resistant materials) and Hoffman (industrial enclosures).

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