A Lithium-Air Battery with a High Energy Air Cathode

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,726.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CE39P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
105337
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X12.04
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
82 Mechanic Street, Pawcatuck, CT, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
617158712
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Arthur Dobley
Principal Investigator
(860) 599-1100
adobley@lithion.com
Business Contact:
John Dufrat
Business Official
(860) 599-1100
jdufrat@lithion.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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