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High Temperature Energy Storage for In Situ Planetary Atmospheric Measurement…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88164
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
074154
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mobile Energy Products, Inc.
3820 S Hancock Expressway Colorado Springs, CO 80911 1231
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: High Temperature Energy Storage for In Situ Planetary Atmospheric Measurement Technologies
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CA87C
Award Amount: $599,961.00
 

Abstract:

Development of energy storage capable of operational temperatures of 380ýýC and 486oC with a specific capacity 200 Wh/kg for use as a power source on the Venusian surface and for planetary probes in similar high temperature atmospheres and where ambient pressures of 90 atmospheres are to be expected. This proposal provides for further research and development of the Li(Al)/CoS2 high temperature energy storage chemistry to develop high temperature space energy storage, which will enable the in situ exploration of the atmosphere of Venus and deep atmospheres of Jupiter or Saturn for future NASA missions. This energy storage will provide power for thermal control systems, high temperature electronics and sensors, and high temperature motors and actuators. The approach has a parallel path of evaluation of low melting point electrolyte for 380ýýC operation and optimization of the 486ýýC Venus energy storage chemistry. The final task is battery level characterization at various temperatures and discharge rates, with implementation of the previously completed design of a robust battery/cell container and ceramic to metal seals. The development includes the delivery of a prototype battery to JPL for testing.

Principal Investigator:

Za Johnson
Principal Investigator
7193924266
zjohnson@electroenergyinc.com

Business Contact:

Dave Lucero
Plant Manager
7193924266
dlucero@electroenergyinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mobile Energy Products, Inc.
3820 S Hancock Expressway Colorado Springs, CO 80911

EIN/Tax ID: 200228291
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No