A Lithium-Air Battery with a High Energy Air Cathode

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CE39P
Agency Tracking Number: 105337
Amount: $99,726.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: X12.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, -
DUNS: 617158712
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Arthur Dobley
 Principal Investigator
 (860) 599-1100
Business Contact
 John Dufrat
Title: Business Official
Phone: (860) 599-1100
Email: jdufrat@lithion.com
Research Institution
This project will advance an efficient and lightweight energy storage device for Oxygen Concentrators by developing a high specific energy lithium-air cell. Specifically the project advances high specific energy cells by focusing on the catalysts in the cathode and anode protection of our existing cells under various oxygen atmospheres for NASA applications. Our high-energy air cathodes will be improved upon and incorporated into the cell designs. Several different chemically composed air cathodes will be investigated. Lithium-air cells produce power by the lithium reacting with the oxygen in the cathode. The anticipated result of the phase 1 project is a bench top operational cell (TRL4). Advantages of the proposed lithium-air cell include a high energy density, safe and lightweight design, and a high energy density cathode.

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