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ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0000675: Advanced Management and Protection of Energy-storage Devices (AMPED)

Energy storage can significantly improve U.S. energy independence, efficiency, and security by enabling a new generation of electric vehicles and by enhancing the capabilities of the U.S. electricity grid.  While rapid advances are being made in research and development of new battery materials and storage technologies, there remains a need for transformational innovations in the management of energy storage systems. Batteries are complex systems, and developing techniques to cost-effectively monitor, manage, and predict important performance measures remains a key technological challenge.  As a result, many battery systems are over-designed and operated well below their maximum energy and power capabilities to meet operational requirements that minimize the risk of premature or catastrophic failure.  ARPA-E's AMPED Program seeks to develop breakthrough sensing, control, and system technologies that can be practically deployed for superior management of commercial battery systems.

Documents

  • AMPED_FOA_Mod 2_05.17.2012 (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 06:01 PM ET)
  • AMPED Teaming Partners_05.14.2012 (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 06:07 PM ET)

Previous Versions

  • Technical Volume Template_Mod1_4.12.2012 (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 06:10 PM ET)
  • Technical Milestones Template_AMPED_Updated 05.18.2012 (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 06:08 PM ET)
  • SF-424: Application for Federal assistance. (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 06:05 PM ET)
  • SF424A: High Level Budget Spreadsheet. (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 06:06 PM ET)
  • Summary Slide: Project summary in PowerPoint format. (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 06:06 PM ET)
  • Business Assurances Form (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 06:03 PM ET)
  • Other Sources of Funding Disclosures Form (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 06:04 PM ET)
  • Reply to Reviewer Comments Template: Applicants may submit an optional Reply to Reviewer Comments. Applicants must use the Reply to Reviewer Comments template when submitting comments. (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 06:05 PM ET)
  • Budget Justification Guidance (Last Updated: 4/2/2012 06:18 PM ET)
  • AMPED_Budget Justification_Workbook (Last Updated: 4/24/2012 05:29 PM ET)
  • Summary for Public Release Template (Last Updated: 5/17/2012 09:43 AM ET)

Contact Information

  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.govFor questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements:
    • Every Friday, ARPA-E will post responses to any questions that were received by Wednesday at 12 PM ET. (Questions received after Wednesday  at 12 PM ET will be answered the following week).  Responses are posted to "Frequently Asked Questions" (see hyperlink below).
    • ARPA-E will cease to accept questions 96 hours in advance of the applicable deadline.  Responses to the last questions will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of the applicable deadline.  ARPA-E may consolidate similar questions for administrative purposes.
  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.govFor questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE

Submission Deadlines

  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 5/23/2012 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 6/21/2012 5:00 PM ET – 6/25/2012 5:00 PM ET