ADA Technologies has announced that it has obtained $100,000 worth contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to perform study on the utilization of sophisticated nanocomposite electrodes and ionic liquid electrolytes to enhance safety and effectiveness of lithium-ion batteries.
Vehicles for space investigation feature enhanced pulse power, high energy levels and extended cycle life to cope with demands like competence and lifespan. In addition, the increasing on-board power and energy-storage ability requirements has resulted in new demands for advanced battery technologies with high power density potential. Restrictions still prevail in spite of making considerable improvements in lithium-ion batteries over the last decade.
ADA’s R&D program is likely to provide enhanced energy and power, broader range of functioning temperature, innately secure operation and superior storage and cycle life in contrast to the currently used lithium-ion batteries.
Douglas Campbell, Manager of ADA R&D Program, has stated that the integration of improved rate ability and enhanced cycle performance capability of innovative nanocomposite electrodes with the innate non-volatility and non-flammability properties of ionic liquids is a promising innovation.
ADA’s technology can also be used in military and commercial satellite segments where requirements for enhanced energy, power density and elevated life cycle are major concerns. Additionally, ADA technology can be applied in several fields like automotive applications, consumer electronics, utility grid applications, unmanned aircraft systems and movable power systems where extended functionality and security in lithium-ion batteries play a significant role.