EDEA superNESS - resilient, vertically integrated, modularised, sovereign, shipboard power systems

The first truly Australian designed and manufactured lithium-ion shipboard power systems

  • 100% Australian/AUKUS made
  • Battery packs are based on the Universal EDEA super6T NATO LiFePO4 battery which is designed for armoured vehicles, military applications and heavy duty use
  • Australian designed, coded, cyber-secure Battery Management System (BaMS) which is self-charging, self balancing and CAN monitoring
  • Design provides several critical advantages for naval applications, including interoperability, ruggedness, and ease of integration and compatibility across various platforms and systems of NATO forces
  • The robust design ensures the batteries can withstand harsh operational environments, while the standardised form factor facilitates easy integration and replacement.
  • Additionally, the
    cybersecure BaMS enhances system security, protecting against potential cyber threats.

Cybersecure Battery Management System (BaMS)

The superNESS™ incorporates a 100% Australian-developed battery management system, providing unparalleled cybersecurity. This defence-grade system ensures secure and reliable operation and safeguards against cyber threats.

Large-format 100Ah LFP Cells

Our batteries utilise large-format 100Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) cells. This chemistry is chosen for its superior safety, thermal stability, and long cycle life, making it ideal for naval applications.

Advanced BaMS technology for superior safety

At the core of the EDEA super6T NATO Battery lies a state-ofthe-art, cyber-secure Battery Management System (BaMS) that elevates safety, durability, and operational efficiency. This system rigorously protects cells against overcharge, overdischarge, and overheating, while offering real-time health monitoring and flawless integration with existing vehicle systems.

The BaMS promotes superior cell balance and efficiency, which are vital for achieving high performance and prolonging battery life. Meeting stringent military standards such as MIL-STD-1275E, MIL-STD-810G, and MIL-STD-461G, the EDEA super6T battery provides a robust and reliable power solution for the most demanding military applications.

Australian Design, Manufacture, Service, and Support

The superNESS™ is entirely designed, manufactured, serviced, and supported in Australia. This ensures high quality, reliable supply chains, and accessible support and maintenance.
We envisage establishing further manufacturing facilities in AUKUS member nations to meet forecast demand .

Other key features

  • Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry ensures outstanding thermal stability with superior safety compared to other lithium-ion chemistries, will smoke but not flame, and is virtually impossible to thermally propogate
  • Proprietary steel cell cage to maximise cell security and minimise cell movement; providing, a best-in market safe, high-vibration protection system for the cells
  • The battery pack has been successfully submerged at a depth of 2 metres for eight hours with no measurable increase in weight, demonstrating exceptional water resistance and durability in extreme conditions
  • The entire tech stack is owned and controlled in Australia providing maximum flexibility in configuration and optimisation
  • Power Interfaces

    • DC Compatability
      The system supports a low-voltage direct current unregulated interface of up to 1,305.6 Vdc, including 870.4 Vdc. Add-ons include a regulated 850 Vdc converter.
    • AC Compatability
      Add-ons include 450 & 4,160 Vac three-phase, three-wire, 60Hz shipboard buses. If required, 13,800 Vac as well as/instead of 4,160 could be investigated.
  • Integration & Maintenance Costs

    • Operational Lifespan
      Designed to operate for ten years at low cyclic operation (one complete cycle per day at 0.5 C/h), the modular energy storage can be replaced to extend system life.
    • Cost Efficiency
      The solution reduces development, integration, and lifecycle costs. We provide detailed cost per scalable unit ($/kWh and $/kW) and 10-year lifecycle costs, including integration, maintenance, and battery replacement.
  • Scalable Modules

    • Design and Configuration
      The system minimises the installed size and can be configured to increase stored energy. Each module is waterproof, includes a heater, and fits the approximate 6T form factor. The packs can be paralleled on AC or DC outputs.
    • High Power and Cycle Life
      The design supports low-impedance, high-power configurations capable of >3C minimum threshold and >15C for special operations. It ensures a long cycle life with referenceable data.
    • Individual Models
      Are 25.6V

  • Cell Design

    • Cell Chemistry & Form Factor
      Our solution uses large-format, 100 Ah prismatic Lithium Iron Phosphate cells, a.k.a. LiFePO4, LFP, or LiPO cells.

    Energy Storage Safety

    • Supply Chain Strategy
      Our supply chain prioritises Sovereign Australian/AUKUS suppliers, eliminating foreign supply chain reliance.
    • Casuallty Reporting & Mitigation
      The system can identify and report internal casualty events, activating mitigations to ensure platform survivability. It includes resistance to propagation and has undergone design testing and approvals for military use
  • Safety and Compliance

    The EDEA superNESS battery packs are currently undergoing testing for compliance with MIL-PRF-32565C Amd. 1
    and complies with

    • MIL-STD-1275E
    • MIL-STD-810G
    • MIL-STD-461G

    The batteries will be characterised for safety per NAVSEA S9310-AQ-SAF-010 and NAVSEA SG270-BV-SAF-010.

  • MIL-STD Requirements

    The EDEA system design will undergo evaluation relative to:

    • MIL-S-901D (shock)
    • MIL-STD-167-1 (vibration)
    • MIL-STD-741 (noise)
    • MIL-STF-461F (EMI)
    • MIL-DTL-2036 (enclosures)
    • MIL-DTL-32529 (power electronic conversion)
    • MIL-DTL 917 (electric power equipment)
    • MIL-W-21965 (water cooling).