A Martian Air Battery

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,785.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CF96P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
105575
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X1.02
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 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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