Extreme Long Life High Energy Battery

Period of Performance: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

$1000K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway Array
Littleton, CO 80127
Principal Investigator

Abstract

State-of-the-art battery power sources cannot adequately meet the combined energy density and long life requirements of existing and emerging military applications such as environmental sensors and other sensitive systems. There is a need for a new battery technology that can provide high-energy and long-life in a small robust form factor. In Phase I, ADA Technologies Inc. (ADA) successfully demonstrated a technology with outstanding high temperature stability, and high discharge running voltage, without the characteristic voltage delay. Our approach utilized a tunable, coating process that resulted in this enabling performance demonstration from a solid-state battery architecture. These achievements form the basis for projections that greatly exceed the solicited energy density and long life power requirements. In Phase II, ADA will further improve the battery electrochemical performance through developments aimed at improving the ionic conductivity of the solid electrolyte. Efforts will culminate in a battery performance demonstration in a representative environment corresponding to a technology readiness level of 5/6. Approved for Public Release 15-MDA-8169 (20 March 15)