Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2018

1346  The University of Texas at Arlington  (74851)

Principal Investigator: Dr David Wetz Jr

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 300,636

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 7/1/17 - 6/30/19

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Department of Electrical Engineering

Department, Center, School, or Institute: College of Engineering

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Energy Storage Enclosure Technologies for High Density Devices

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Scimitar Technologies LLC.

Program Title: N/A

Note:

Since 2010, the UTA Pulsed Power and Energy Laboratory (PPEL) has been performing research in the areas of high rate electrochemical energy storage characterization, hybrid energy storage module (HESM) design and validation, microgrids, pulsed power, and power electronics, respectively, in support of several ongoing DoD R&D efforts. The PPEL is well staffed and equipped to support Scimitar Technologies LLC in the proposed SBIR effort aimed at developing a rugged, man portable battery that can be used by the US Marine Corps. Through many grant and SBIR funded efforts, the PPEL has established a reputation as leaders in the energy storage field. The PPEL will support Scimitar with all aspects of this proposed effort that concern energy storage and power electronics. The Technical Requirements Specification Universal USMC Battery Enclosure document clearly describes a number of ambitious requirements that the energy storage component of this effort must meet or exceed. Second only to the case material itself, proper sizing of the energy storage is the most important task required to make the proposed effort successful. The energy density must meet or exceed 2 kW-hr with LFP technology. The energy storage must be sized so the output is able to be regulated at 24 VDC or 48 VDC throughout its depth of discharge (DoD) and it must be operated such that integrated heat rejection system is able to maintain a safe operating temperature. A human interface panel must be developed to enable the user to always easily know the energy storage state of charge (SoC) and the cost must be such that the target of $3,000/kWh is met. Since 2010, the UTA Pulsed Power and Energy Laboratory (PPEL) has been performing research in the areas of high rate electrochemical energy storage characterization, hybrid energy storage module (HESM) design and validation, microgrids, pulsed power, and power electronics, respectively, in support of several ongoing DoD R&D efforts. The PPEL is well staffed and equipped to support Scimitar Technologies LLC in the proposed SBIR effort aimed at developing a rugged, man portable battery that can be used by the US Marine Corps. Through many grant and SBIR funded efforts, the PPEL has established a reputation as leaders in the energy storage field. The PPEL will support Scimitar with all aspects of this proposed effort that concern energy storage and power electronics. The Technical Requirements Specification Universal USMC Battery Enclosure document clearly describes a number of ambitious requirements that the energy storage component of this effort must meet or exceed. Second only to the case material itself, proper sizing of the energy storage is the most important task required to make the proposed effort successful. The energy density must meet or exceed 2 kW-hr with LFP technology. The energy storage must be sized so the output is able to be regulated at 24 VDC or 48 VDC throughout its depth of discharge (DoD) and it must be operated such that integrated heat rejection system is able to maintain a safe operating temperature. A human interface panel must be developed to enable the user to always easily know the energy storage state of charge (SoC) and the cost must be such that the target of $3,000/kWh is met.

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