High Temperature Rechargeable Battery Development

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNX10CD12P
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
095213
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.05
Small Business Information
Materials and Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84104-4403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
858801483
Principal Investigator
 Greg Tao
 Principal Investigator
 (801) 530-4987
 gtao@msrihome.com
Business Contact
 Anthony Decheek
Title: Business Official
Phone: (801) 530-4987
Email: adecheek@msrihome.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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