Open Call for Science and Technology Created by Early-Stage (e.g. University) Teams
Award last edited on: 9/20/2021

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Principal Investigator
Raphael Nardari

Company Information

Zenith Aerospace Inc

555 Bryant Street Unit 285
Palo Alto, CA 94301
   (734) 846-3706

Research Institution

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Phase I

Contract Number: FA8649-20-P-0384
Start Date: 12/12/2019    Completed: 12/12/2020
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The objective of this proposal is to investigate the feasibility and to increase the awareness of the potential stakeholder with Air Force on the technology of a multifunctional structural battery that was originally developed by a Team at Stanford University. The multifunctional structural battery embeds Li-ion battery materials into high-strength composites material. The structural battery not only can supply electrical power but also serve as the structural elements, capable of concurrently carrying mechanical load. It was demonstrated under the laboratory environment that it can provide 20% increase in energy density, the ratio between the energy to unit weight, at the system level without alternating the chemistry of the battery material. The proposed solution can be significant to the ongoing electric revolution of Aerospace systems with Air Force.

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