Cape Canaveral, FL (L2 PR) – L2 Aerospace, an innovative company providing integrated ground, air and space-based products and services, is pleased to announce their partnership with Cella Energy, a company with patented technology in safe, low-cost hydrogen storage materials to produce longer duration unmanned systems.
Unmanned aerial systems are one of the most important and growing areas of military technology. For small tactical unmanned systems near-term challenges include increased range, endurance, interoperability, reliability and plug-and-play payload modularity.
L2 and Cella are developing plug and play hydrogen power solutions that use lightweight flexible polymer packaging that can be carried by dismounted soldiers or packaged into unmanned aerial vehicles UAV’s. This allows longer loiter times and reduces weight providing a mission critical extension to operations in theatre.
Cella Energy, a Kennedy Space Center, FL-based company, specializes in the safe, innovative storage of hydrogen. Cella technologies can be used in combination with fuel cells to provide a unique, lightweight power source that can be used in unmanned systems, like those produced by L2, to significantly extend range and/or operating time.
“L2 is thrilled to have the opportunity to be teaming with a company as innovative as Cella Energy,” said L2 Aerospace Founder General (Ret.) Lance Lord. “We look forward to developing innovative, lightweight, cost-effective solutions that will lead the ISR/Flight Systems marketplace.”
“Cella is delighted to be working with L2 on this exciting development. Unmanned systems are an important and fast growing area, and it is vital that they operate reliably for the maximum time possible”, said Stephen Voller, CEO of Cella Energy. “The initial goal of the L2 system is to provide a 3x the duration of lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries.”
About L2 Aerospace
L2 Aerospace was established in 2010 by USAF General (Ret.) Lance Lord. It is a growing, innovative company providing critical ground, air and space-based products and services to support today’s dynamic aerospace markets. L2 Aerospace is comprised of three complimentary business units focused on delivering innovative Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Flight Systems, Engineering Services and Cyber Solutions at the speed of need.
L2 Aerospace is a co-developer of Instant Eyes™, a hand held, rocket launched UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that received a “World’s Most Innovative Technologies” award in the “Security” category by Popular Science Magazine in November 2011. Instant Eyes™ is designed to be used by front line troops, first responders and others that require real-time situational awareness. The rocket technology propels the UAV to approximately 2,500 feet altitude and provides high-resolution imagery, GPS and meta data within only 20 seconds of launch. For more information about L2 products and services, visit: www.L2aerospace.com.
About Cella Energy
Cella Energy Ltd makes safe, low-cost hydrogen storage materials. Cella Energy’s materials use nano-structuring to safely encapsulate hydrogen at ambient temperatures and pressures. The hydrogen is uniquely packaged in small cartridges that can be fitted into available space within unmanned systems. Cella also manufactures radiation shielding materials for protecting space satellites from harmful radiation and increasing their operational life. For more information, please visit: www.cellaenergy.com.