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“Hybrid Energy Storage Module (HESM)”

Solicitation Number: ONRBAA13-009
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Office of Naval Research
Location: ONR
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ONRBAA13-009
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Added: Feb 21, 2013 2:58 pm
With an expansion in breadth of capability and mission profiles across DoD, current and future platforms increasingly require integrated energy storage systems to support a diversity of loads resulting from advanced weapons and sensors, all electric platform operation, and fuel efficient plant alignments. Energy storage systems have long been a compromise between high rate, high capacity, and other factors. Hybrid energy storage, which include combinations of power and energy devices such as battery-capacitor, battery-flywheel, or battery-battery (different types), etc, are intended to enhance integration of existing power systems with energy storage. This approach provides maximum safety, reliability, efficiency, and security of operation with minimal installed storage, overhead, and cost.
Hybrid Energy Storage Modules (HESM) with high power and energy densities, high rate capability, scalable to all power levels, will maximize performance, enhance fuel efficiency and enable future high power weapons and sensor systems on legacy and next generation vehicles and platforms. This capability is intended to store electrical energy while having variable charge & discharge rates in high power density modular-reconfigurable configurations. The HESM program, co-sponsored by Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) Research and Engineering (R&E) and ASD Operation Energy Plans and Programs (OEPP), addresses advanced technology development associated with providing the capability to enhance fuel efficiency, maximize performance and reliability, and enable future high power weapons and sensor systems on legacy and next generation Army and USMC battlefield generators and vehicles, Air Force and Navy aircraft, and Navy ships. ONR is presently leading the effort which has established three overarching track areas associated with DoD operations:
• Tactical: Plug and Play configuration for capability and fuel efficiency in a battlefield environment. (Proposals specifically for this area are not being requested under this BAA.)
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• Aircraft: Improve generator and power system reliability. (Proposals for this area are being requested under this BAA.)
• Large Power: Continuous transient support and fuel efficient operation. (Proposals for this area are being requested under this BAA.)
Each development track is presently establishing a basis of understanding and benefit of HESM operation in a military environment with planned subscale development and demonstrations. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for the development and demonstration of the concept of hybridized energy storage for the purpose of supporting highly transient loads via a coordinated, multiple-device approach in two of the HESM development tracks, specifically Aircraft and Large Power. The objectives for each of the development track areas are described further below. Full technical proposals for the development of hybrid energy storage technologies capable of superior volumetric, gravimetric, safety, life, and overall performance characteristics under transient conditions should suitably describe the system approach and intended benefits from the methodologies chosen. A multiple-device hybrid storage approach should provide a combination of the benefits of each device, such that there is an inherent rate capability from one or more component(s) and an inherent energy capability from one or more component(s). Although the BAA is not requesting proposals specifically for the Tactical track, proposals are being requested in a third development area for which the applicability of the concepts will impact all tracks including Tactical, Aircraft, and Large Power. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is also interested in receiving proposals to develop and demonstrate a safe energy storage structure (HESM Development Area #3 below), which is capable of not only buffering against life-reducing high operating temperatures in devices due to aggressive cycling operations, but will also prevent/limit thermal runaway conditions. Integrating novel thermal management methodologies into high density storage modules is key to achieving this package.
Proposers may submit to one or more of the HESM development area tracks. However, a separate standalone proposal is required for each area. In partnership, the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) released a solicitation entitled "Advanced Management and Protection of Energy storage Devices (AMPED)." This effort aims to unlock enormous untapped potential in the performance, safety, and lifetime of today's commercial battery chemistries exclusively through system-level innovations, distinct from efforts to enhance underlying battery materials and architectures. ARPA-E's AMPED program focuses on novel S&T advances in sensing, control, and power management technologies to enable entirely new capabilities for battery management. The AMPED program provides a foundational toolset of approaches that can readily be leveraged to more effectively integrate high-energy battery systems and enable aggressive usage profiles in hybridized energy storage systems. ONR highly encourages integration of concepts/approaches outlined in ARPA-E's AMPED program solicitation. ONR also encourages partnering with organizations receiving awards under AMPED, where appropriate, with a view toward speeding the incorporation of new science and technology into fielded systems. Proposals that utilize industry-ARPA-E AMPED concepts to enhance the development of novel Science and Technology (S&T) advances will be given favorable consideration.
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ONRBAA13-009

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
ONRBAA13-009
Posted Date:
February 21, 2013
13-009.pdf (298.84 Kb)
Description: BAA 13-009

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
February 22, 2013

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
March 7, 2013
Description: HESM BAA Q & A - Amendment 0002

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
March 15, 2013
Description: Amendment 0003 is posted 15 MAR 2013

Amendment 4

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
March 19, 2013
Description: ONRBAA 13-009 Amendment 0004

Amendment 5

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
May 10, 2013
Description: Amendment 0005 - Questions and Answers 10 MAY 2013
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