NASA SBIR 2008 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 08-1 S3.03-9801
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Power Generation and Storage
PROPOSAL TITLE: High Cycle Life, Low Temperature Lithium Ion Battery for Earth Orbiting and Planetary Missions

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Giner, Inc.
89 Rumford Avenue
Newton, MA 02466 - 1311
(781) 529-0500

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Robert C McDonald
89 Rumford Avenue
Newton, MA 02466 - 1311
(781) 529-0530

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 3

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
NASA requires development of advanced rechargeable electrochemical battery systems for lithium ion batteries to support orbiting spacecraft and planetary missions. Giner, Inc. proposes to use its proprietary electrolytes to store and deliver power over a 20 year life operating life in geosynchronous (GEO) spacecraft and a 7 year operating life for low-earth-orbiting (LEO). The exceptional stability of these electrolytes will support the need for the 40,000 charge/discharge cycle requirement. The electrolyte composition will be optimized to meet the need for planetary missions with power requirements down to -80oC. Phase I work will evaluate the conductivity and phase behavior of these electrolytes and their performance at low temperatures.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
• Low earth orbiting (LEO) spacecraft power
• Geosynchronous orbiting (GEO) spacecraft power
• Planetary missions

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
• Commercial communication satellites
• Polar resource exploration for minerals, oil, gas
• Electric vehicle startup and operation at low temperature

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