Development of a Cathode Liquid Feed Electrolyzer to Generate 3,600 PSI Oxygen for Both Lunar and Space Microgravity Environments

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CC06C
Agency Tracking Number: 094127
Amount: $599,924.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: X2.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
MA, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
DUNS: 157030656
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Norman
 Principal Investigator
 (781) 529-0556
 tnorman@ginerinc.com
Business Contact
 Anthony Vaccaro
Title: President/COO
Phone: (781) 529-0504
Email: avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Giner Electrochemical Systems (GES) proposes to develop a cathode liquid feed, proton-exchange membrane electrolyzer stack and system capable of producing 3,600 psi oxygen. We propose to subcontract Hamilton-Sundstrand Human Space Systems (H-S) to share unique state-of-the-art technologies that provide the best path to meeting program objectives. GES will share their data and expertise with high balanced pressure electrolyzers and H-S will contribute their data and expertise in high differential pressure electrolyzer systems. Based on the high pressure anode design concept developed in Phase I, GES will further develop the electrolyzer cell and stack design. In parallel, H-S will develop the key subsystem and control components for a brassboard balance of plant. The program will culminate in the fabrication, assembly, and demonstration of a brassboard high oxygen pressure generation system.

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