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Advanced Li/CFx Primary Batteries with Non-Flammable Electrolytes

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CF67P
Agency Tracking Number: 090132
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: T6.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2009
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-01-29
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-01-28
Small Business Information
1300 W Optical Drive, Suite 300
Azusa, CA 91702-3251
United States
DUNS: 019346414
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Arunkumar Tiruvannamalai
 Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Sohrab Hossain
Title: Business Official
Phone: (626) 610-0660
Research Institution
 Missouri University of Science and Technology
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202 Centennial Hall, 300 West 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
United States

 (573) 341-4134
 Domestic Nonprofit Research Organization

NASA seeks to develop high specific energy primary batteries that are safe and capable of performing under a wide temperature range, for manned space missions. To meet this goal, CFX Battery Inc. proposes to develop, characterize, and establish technological feasibility of a new Li/SF-CFx based high capacity lithium primary battery that offers higher rate capability and enhanced safety than conventional Li/CFx primary systems. In Phase I of the project, CFX Battery will develop the sub-fluorinated CFx cathode materials that offer high capacity (>700 mAh/g) and rate capability. In addition, novel non-flammable electrolytes that are highly conductive and electrochemically stable at a wide temperature range will be developed to increase the safety of the Li/SF-CFx system. The technological feasibility of the sub-fluorinated CFx cathode and non-flammable electrolyte combination will be demonstrated using small coin and pouch cells. Phase II of the project will implement the developed technology in large cell formats and perform any refinement and optimization that will be needed to bring the technology to a commercially usable stage.

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