Sion Power Corporation, Tucson, Arizona, technology leader in high-energy, lithium-metal rechargeable batteries, announces the demonstration of its Licerion® High Energy (HE) technology with 500 Wh/kg and 1000 Wh/L. Licerion-HE is designed to provide longer mission times and enables higher payloads for high-altitude pseudo satellites (HAPS), high-altitude long-endurance (HALE), and a variety of other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Sion Power has designed the Licerion-HE for the UAV markets, such as HAPS, where recharge energy is provided by photovoltaic cells mounted on the aircraft surface. Additional application requirements include a minimal weight burden from battery packs, high gravimetric energy density, and slow cycling; all are features of the Licerion-HE design.
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Sion Power is currently working with customers on battery pack development with supply dates beginning in mid-2021 for UAV markets. Broader distribution for the Licerion-HE is scheduled for early 2022.
About Sion Power
Backed by industry-leading experience in battery development, Sion Power is changing the rechargeable battery industry with its Licerion® technology. Licerion is an advanced approach to lithium-metal batteries containing twice the energy in the same size and weight battery, as is found in a traditional lithium-ion battery. Licerion batteries are an enabling technology for growth markets such as electric vehicles (EV), electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), and more. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, Sion Power is a privately held, vertically integrated organization with more than 255 issued patents.