NASA SBIR 2010 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 10-1 X7.01-8127
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Robotic Systems for Human Exploration
PROPOSAL TITLE: Hybrid Battery Ultracapacitor System For Human Robotic Systems

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Yardney Technical Products, Inc.
82 Mechanic Street
Pawcatuck, CT 06379 - 2154
(860) 599-1100

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Joe Gnanaraj
joeg@lithion.com
82 Mechanic Street
Pawcatuck, CT 06379 - 2154
(860) 599-1100 Extension :480

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 4

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The objective of this proposal is to develop a hybrid battery-ultra capacitor storage system that powers human-robotic systems in space missions. Space missions involving human-robotic systems utilizing battery based electrical power often undergo numerous operations within each complete cycle. During Phase I of this program Yardney in collaboration with Maxwell Technologies propose to develop a hybrid system consisting of a high energy Li-ion battery, high power ultracapacitor (UCAP) and the electronic interface control module. The hybrid system to be developed in this program will provide electrical energy to human-robotic systems for advanced next generation space missions.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The target application for this Li/UCAP hybrid system is to supply electrical energy to remote human-robotic systems in space missions. Such a hybrid system will meet the power requirements of the robotic systems at various operations. Employing ultra capacitor and batteries in a hybrid systems will enable high power during short duty cycles without adversely impacting the high energy Li-ion battery. Hybrid system will have superior electrochemical performance at high and moderate duty operations due to the integration of a high energy Li-ion battery, high power ultra capacitor and the electronic interface control unit module. A hybrid battery-UCAP system can be used where mobility and ground operations, long life, safety, longer cycle life, and long-term stability are required.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Li-ion/UCAP hybrid systems with high power and long life will benefit all DoD, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) spacecraft applications, military and commercial communication satellites and even Hybrid Electric Vehicles.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Air Transportation & Safety
Entry, Descent, & Landing (see also Planetary Navigation, Tracking, & Telemetry)
Robotics (see also Control & Monitoring; Sensors)
Space Transportation & Safety
Storage


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