ADA Technologies has secured a $750,000 contract from the US Air Force for research on a nanomaterial-enabled power system for use in small to micro unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

ADA will create a cost effective and easy-to-manufacture lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery that meets the power generation and storage requirements of military UAS.

During phase I research, ADA made an improvement in the development of advanced nanocomposite electrodes for Li-ion batteries.

SouthWest NanoTechnologies and a Li-ion battery manufacturer have collaborated to perform the phase II research.

The company’s phase II research will focus on establishing electrode synthesis protocols and relevant-scale electrode processes.

This program will culminate in the design, production and demonstration of a full-scale prototype lithium-ion battery for integration into a military UAS.

ADA is a research, development and commercialization company.