ADA Technologies to develop advanced ultracapacitors for military hybrids

  • 09-Feb-2011 04:28 EST

ADA Technologies Inc. received a $70,000 contract from the U.S. Army for Phase I research into the development of advanced electrochemical ultracapacitor systems for use in hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) for high-power military applications. The Littleton, CO-based R&D and commercialization company says this research will leverage its recent work funded by the National Science Foundation in which new low-cost carbon nanotube (CNT) nanocomposite electrode materials were developed and proven in pouch-cell testing. “We expect the successful completion of this Phase I research to lead to development of ultracapacitors with the energy and power densities needed for military applications. These ultracapacitors will have safe operation over a wide temperature range and excellent cycle life, making them unique in the market,” said Douglas Campbell, ADA R&D Program Manager. Work will be performed in partnership with San Diego, CA-based Maxwell Technologies Inc., a commercial provider of ultracapacitors for HEV applications. ADA notes that this material is based upon work supported by TARDEC (U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center).

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