AGILITY PRIME Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)


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Lifecycle Tradespace Analysis of Emerging UAM Battery Technologies



Air Force launched Agility Prime, a non-traditional program seeking to operationalize “flying cars” for government missions in a way that accelerates the emerging commercial market.  The objective of this STTR funding round is to explore potential commercial technologies being developed in the emerging electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) market to field flying organic resupply buses, or ORBs, for disaster response, humanitarian aid and logistics missions.

Goal: Develop an open-source framework for the design of lithium-ion batteries (LIB) for Urban Air Mobility under the vehicle volume/mass constraints

CAR Role: Investigate how the selection of lithium-ion battery chemistry will impact design, cost and expected lifetime of different UAV concepts. An open-source tool will be created as part of this program.

U.S. Air Force, $250K       Lead: Infinity Labs        Dates: Sept. 2021-Nov. 2022

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