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A Lithium-Air Battery with a High Energy Air Cathode

Award Information

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Yardney Technical Products, Inc.
2000 South County Trail East Greenwich, RI 02818-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: A Lithium-Air Battery with a High Energy Air Cathode
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CE39P
Award Amount: $99,726.00


This project will advance an efficient and lightweight energy storage device for Oxygen Concentrators by developing a high specific energy lithium-air cell. Specifically the project advances high specific energy cells by focusing on the catalysts in the cathode and anode protection of our existing cells under various oxygen atmospheres for NASA applications. Our high-energy air cathodes will be improved upon and incorporated into the cell designs. Several different chemically composed air cathodes will be investigated. Lithium-air cells produce power by the lithium reacting with the oxygen in the cathode. The anticipated result of the phase 1 project is a bench top operational cell (TRL4). Advantages of the proposed lithium-air cell include a high energy density, safe and lightweight design, and a high energy density cathode.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Arthur Dobley
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

John Dufrat
Business Official
Small Business Information at Submission:

Yardney Technical Products, Inc.
82 Mechanic Street Pawcatuck, CT -

EIN/Tax ID: 061287991
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No