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High Pressure Oxygen Generation for Future Exploration Missions

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX15CM01C
Agency Tracking Number: 144157
Amount: $744,200.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H3.02
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-05-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-05-20
Small Business Information
10 Technology Drive, Wallingford, CT, 06492-1955
DUNS: 960306785
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Luke Dalton
 Program Manager
 (203) 678-2128
 ldalton@protononsite.com
Business Contact
 Stephen Szymanski
Title: Business Official
Phone: (203) 678-2338
Email: sszymanski@protononsite.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The proposed innovation is the development of a cathode feed electrolysis cell stack capable of generating 3600 psi oxygen at a relevant scale for future exploration missions. This innovation is relevant to NASA's need for compact, quiet, efficient, and long-lived sources of pressurized oxygen for atmosphere revitalization (AR) and EVA oxygen storage recharge. Present AR equipment aboard International Space Station (ISS) consists of power-intensive, noisy compressors that have service lives less than 2 years. Proton's proposed electrolyzer stack will eliminate the need for these compressors, by developing a cell stack that can produce 3600 psia oxygen via electrochemical compression. This innovation results in a quiet, efficient, solid state device with no internal moving parts to service or fail.

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