A Martian Air Battery

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CF96P
Agency Tracking Number: 105575
Amount: $99,785.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: X1.02
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 investigate an entirely new battery chemistry by developing A Martian Air Battery. Specifically the project will explore the concept of a Martian battery that utilizes in-situ resources to produce energy for NASA applications. Our experience producing high-energy air cathodes for our work with existing metal-air systems will be utilized during this program. Our established air cathodes will be modified, to accommodate a Martian environment, and incorporated into cells. Several different chemically composed cathodes will be investigated. The anticipated result of the phase 1 project is a new battery. Advantages of the proposed Martian battery include a light weight source for in-situ energy production. In addition the conceptual battery will be capable of atmospheric gas collection and separation.

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