Lithium Battery Electrolytes for Long Cycle Life and Wide Operating Temperature Range

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNC04CA58C
Agency Tracking Number: 033387
Amount: $69,178.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: E2.06
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
DUNS: 066594979
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Robert McDonald
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 529-0530
 rmcdonald@ginerinc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony LaConti
Title: CEO/Vice Chairman
Phone: (781) 529-0501
Email: alaconti@ginerinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
New lithium battery electrolytes must be developed if these they are to be successfully deployed on NASA Platforms operating at -100oC to +100oC. Giner, Inc. has proposed an approach to preparing lithium ion conducting electrolytes which will provide cell current densities sufficient to carry the microwatt to milliwatt levels required for Low Earth Orbital Applications. Phase I will examine the low temperature phase behavior of the new electrolytes, ionic conductivity and chemical electrochemical stability in primary and secondary lithium cell environments, with exposures of up to +100oC in order to assess the likelihood of long cycle-life performance.

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