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Doing Business As Name:AEON SCIENCES, LLC
  • Thomas Owens
  • (304) 376-3858
Award Date:04/21/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 255,642
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 255,642
  • FY 2021=$255,642
Start Date:05/01/2021
End Date:04/30/2022
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.041
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:SBIR Phase I: An Ultra-Fast Battery Charger for Electric Vehicles
Federal Award ID Number:2031026
DUNS ID:117401004
Program:SBIR Phase I
Program Officer:
  • Anna Brady-Estevez
  • (703) 292-7077

Awardee Location

Street:303 OPEKISKA RD
Awardee Cong. District:01

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Aeon Sciences, LLC
Street:303 Opekiska Rd
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I project has potential to bring about global reductions in air-pollution and greenhouse gas emissions as the technology encourages the use of electric vehicles. There are over 272 million passenger cars registered in the United States and over one billion worldwide. As the transition to electric vehicles takes hold, potential markets for ultra-fast battery chargers for these electric vehicles will be sizeable. Estimates for the commercial market for electric vehicle charging stations is projected to reach $27.7 billion by 2027 from an estimated $2.5 billion in 2019. This project addresses the persistent problem of long electric vehicle recharging times and associated “range anxiety” among consumers. More specifically, an ultra-fast electric vehicle recharging system will be applied to emerging fast-charge batteries so that delays in re-energizing electric vehicles will be no more time-consuming than similar delays for refueling gasoline-powered vehicles. This SBIR Phase I project proposes to demonstrate the basic feasibility of an ultra-fast battery-charging system for consumer applications that can fully re-energize a typical light-duty electric vehicle in as little as six minutes. The project will focus on development of safe power conversion and transmission equipment that will be applied to power-matched fast-charge batteries currently emerging in commercial markets. Because the power levels required for ultra-fast EV charging are necessarily high, the project will focus on innovative measures to ensure public safety and system reliability while obtaining high electrical efficiencies. A relatively low power model will be constructed in Phase I for later scale-up. Solving technical challenges associated with an ultra-fast high-power electric vehicle charger has potential to advance knowledge of electromagnetics, power electronics, automated control, and materials science associated with ultra-fast electric vehicle recharging. The project will lead to new findings that will help solve the persistent problem of long delays in recharging electric vehicle batteries. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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