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NI-CD BATTERY SEPARATOR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11996
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11996
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue Newton, MA 02466-1311
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: NI-CD BATTERY SEPARATOR DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL IS ADDRESSED TO THE NEED FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A LONG-TERM REPLACEMENT SEPARATOR FOR AEROSPACE NI-CD CELLS. AT THE PRESENT TIME PELLON 2505 NYLON SEPARATOR, DEMONSTRATED TO SUPPORT MORE THAN 5 YEARS OF LOW-EARTH-ORBIT(LEO) CYCLING IN NI-CD CELLS, IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, AND THE ALTERNATIVE NYLON SEPARATOR, PELLON 2536, HAS PROVEN NOT TO BE A DIRECT REPLACEMENT IN TERMS OF CELL PERFORMANCE. MORE FUNDAMENTALLY, THE DESIGN AND FABRICATIONOF NI-CD CELLS HAVE BEEN EMPIRICALLY ADJUSTED TO ACCOMMODATETHE DEFICIENCIES OF PELLON 2505, E.G., NYLON-BASED SEPARATORS ARE CHEMICALLY UNSTABLE IN THE CELL ENVIRONMENT AND HAVE NOT BEEN OPTIMIZED FOR THIS APPLICATION. WE PROPOSE, THEREFORE, TO DEVELOP A REPLACEMENT SEPARATOR ON THE BASIS OF A RATIONAL DESIGN, SPECIFICALLY, 1) THE MATERIALS WILL BE ESSENTIALLY INERT IN THE CELL ENVIRONMENT,AND 2) THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, PRIMARILY ELECTROLYTE RETENTION AND OXYGEN-TRANSPORT, WILL BE PERMANENT AND OPTIMIZED FOR SEALED NI-CD LEO-CYCLING OPERATION.

Principal Investigator:

Larry Swette
Director Of Engineering
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Business Contact:

Jose giner
PRESIDENT
6178997270
Small Business Information at Submission:

Giner, Inc.
14 Spring Street Waltham, MA 02254

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