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A Martian Air Battery

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 Martian Air Battery
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CF96P
Award Amount: $99,785.00


This project will investigate an entirely new battery chemistry by developing A Martian Air Battery. Specifically the project will explore the concept of a Martian battery that utilizes in-situ resources to produce energy for NASA applications. Our experience producing high-energy air cathodes for our work with existing metal-air systems will be utilized during this program. Our established air cathodes will be modified, to accommodate a Martian environment, and incorporated into cells. Several different chemically composed cathodes will be investigated. The anticipated result of the phase 1 project is a new battery. Advantages of the proposed Martian battery include a light weight source for in-situ energy production. In addition the conceptual battery will be capable of atmospheric gas collection and separation.

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