High Cycle Life, Low Temperature Lithium Ion Battery for Earth Orbiting and Planetary Missions

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,978.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CD09P
Award Id:
90608
Agency Tracking Number:
084199
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
89 Rumford Avenue, Newton, MA, 02466
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066594979
Principal Investigator:
RobertMcDonald
Principal Investigator
(781) 529-0530
rmcdonald@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
AnthonyLaConti
Chief Executive Officer
(781) 529-0501
alaconti@ginerinc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
NASA requires development of advanced rechargeable electrochemical battery systems for lithium ion batteries to support orbiting spacecraft and planetary missions. Giner, Inc. proposes to use its proprietary electrolytes to store and deliver power over a 20 year life operating life in geosynchronous (GEO) spacecraft and a 7 year operating life for low-earth-orbiting (LEO). The exceptional stability of these electrolytes will support the need for the 40,000 charge/discharge cycle requirement. The electrolyte composition will be optimized to meet the need for planetary missions with power requirements down to -80oC. Phase I work will evaluate the conductivity and phase behavior of these electrolytes and their performance at low temperatures.

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