Air Force Eyes Biotechnology and Flexible Electronics for Breakthroughs in Energy Storage

Air Force Eyes Biotechnology and Flexible Electronics for Breakthroughs in Energy Storage image
October 2, 2015 | Source: John Keller, Military Aerospace

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. U.S. Air Force researchers are joining hands with UES Inc. in Dayton, Ohio, in efforts to make breakthrough advancements inenergy storage for military sensors and electro-optics technologies by blending living organisms with flexible electronics.

Officials of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $45 million contract to UES on Monday for the Soft Organic Functional Technology (SOFT) program.

UES research will focus on biotechnology, biologically derived or inspired materials, flexible electronic materials, and devices for energy storage.