Advanced Materials for Safe, High Performance Space-Rated Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,994.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CE52P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
105360
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X8.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite 130, Littleton, CO, 80127-4107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148034408
Principal Investigator:
Josh Buettner-Garrett
Principal Investigator
(303) 874-8282
joshg@adatech.com
Business Contact:
Sheryl Suhr
Business Official
(303) 874-8262
sheryls@adatech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
NASA space exploration vehicles are trending to higher pulse power, energy capacity levels and cycle life in order to meet exponentially increasing performance and lifespan requirements. As the demand for on-board power and total energy-storage capacity has continued to increase, there has been an increasing trend towards the use of battery technologies with higher energy- and power-density potential. Although substantial advancements have been made in this class of batteries over the past ten years by both domestic and foreign suppliers, substantial limitations still exist in: energy and power densities, operational temperature limits, safety, and lifecycle and lifetime performance. To address this need, ADA Technologies, Inc. proposes the use of advanced nanocomoposite electrodes and ionic liquid electrolytes to enable increased performance and safety in lithium-ion batteries as compared to state-of-the-art devices. The high capacity, high rate capability and high cycle life performance potential of the proposed advanced nanocomposite electrodes in combination with the inherent non-volatility and non-flammability of ionic liquids holds substantial potential in meeting this objective. This proposed project will result in improved specific energy and power, wider operation temperature ranges, inherently safer operation, and excellent storage / cycle life as compared to current Li-ion batteries.

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