Mutlifunctional Fibers for Energy Storage in Advanced EVA Systems

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$599,995.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNJ07JA13C
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
054190
Solicitation Topic Code:
X12.02
Small Business Information
ITN Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway, Littleton, CO, 80127-4107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
040245305
Principal Investigator
 Brian Berland
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 285-5111
 bberland@itnes.com
Business Contact
 Ashotosh Misra
Title: Exectutive Vice President
Phone: (303) 285-5137
Email: amisra@itne.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The overall objective of the Phase II effort is to demonstrate prototype multifunctional EVA system power patches that integrate energy storage into advanced space suit systems' components (suit and pack) to increase functionality and decrease weight and volume. The program will optimize materials and plasma processes to bridge the performance gap between current fiber and planar batteries. Optimized fiber batteries will be integrated into prototypes relevant to anticipated NASA missions. Successful completion of the Phase II will lead to an engineering demonstration unit that powers a distributed sensor under conditions that are compatible with anticipated missions. Additional integrated power pack designs such as composites based on fiber batteries will be also evaluated. The lessons learned in this effort will establish guidelines for effective development and transition of future generations of MFF into EVA systems and other applications.

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