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Advancing High Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX14CC85P
Agency Tracking Number: 145153
Amount: $124,567.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Z1.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-06-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-12-19
Small Business Information
2000 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI, 02818-1530
DUNS: 617158712
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Gnanaraj
 Material Scientist
 (401) 471-6580
 joeg@yardney.com
Business Contact
 John Dufrat
Title: Business Official
Phone: (401) 471-6580
Email: jdufrat@yardney.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Lithium-Ion batteries have been a main source of energy for many aerospace applications over the past decade. Future space missions are facing a number of challenging requirements, including significant increase in specific energy, approaching 500 Wh/kg, and energy density of 700 Wh/l at cell level. Compared to state-of-the-art technology today, a reduction in mass and volume are necessary, along with improvements for functioning in harsh space environments and an increase in reliability. Yardney Technical Products, Inc., a world leader in cutting-edge battery technology, in collaboration with Purdue University, proposes developing lithium-sulfur battery technology. This will have a cathode based on a novel, sulfur mesoporous carbon composite. In addition, the proposed Phase I research will include lithium dendrite suppressive electrolyte for a significant improvement in safety.

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