Power Generation and Storage for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: FA8650-11-C-2143
Agency Tracking Number: F2-5694
Amount: $1,247,946.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-EP2
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-04-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2016-05-30
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway Suite #130, Littleton, CO, 80127-4107
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wen Lu
 (303) 792-5615
Business Contact
 Clifton Brown, Jr.
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Email: cliffb@adatech.com
Research Institution
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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