High Temperature Rechargeable Battery Development

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX10CD12P
Agency Tracking Number: 095213
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: S3.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5395 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84104-4403
DUNS: 858801483
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Greg Tao
 Principal Investigator
 (801) 530-4987
Business Contact
 Anthony Decheek
Title: Business Official
Phone: (801) 530-4987
Email: adecheek@msrihome.com
Research Institution
This small business innovation research is intended to develop and proof the concept of a highly efficient, high temperature rechargeable battery for supporting Venus exploration missions. The proposed battery will be built upon a tubular, alkali metal ion-conducting, highly refractor, beta"-alumina-solid-electrolyte (BASE) sandwiched between an alkali metal anode and a metal salt cathode. In Phase I, BASE tubes possessing high strength, highly conductive, and high resistance to moisture and carbon dioxide attack will be fabricated and optimized using a novel coupled-transport process. Upon assembly with suitable electrochemical couples, battery cells will be tested and evaluated in a temperature range from 450ºC to 600ºC, followed by performance optimization.

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