NASA SBIR 2011 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 11-2 O3.03-9856
SUBTOPIC TITLE: ISS Demonstration & Development of Improved Exploration Technologies
PROPOSAL TITLE: Dead-Ended Passive Electrolyzer with Elimination of Vapor/Liquid Separation for Life Support Oxygen

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)
Cortney Mittelsteadt
89 Rumford Avenue
Newton, MA 02466 - 1311
(781) 529-0529

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 4
End: 5

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The overall technical objective of the proposed Phase II NASA program is to demonstrate the ability of the WaMM™-based static vapor feed electrolyzer to generate enough low moisture content oxygen to support the life of 5 astronauts (9.0 lbs/day). To achieve this, the stack must be designed for risk mitigation and operation in the simplified Giner system. Stack size must also increase five fold in comparison to the fifteen cell stack designed, assembled, and operated in the Phase I program. In addition GES will provide a prototype system to our Subcontractor for external testing and preparation for building a test flight article.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Life support oxygen. Energy Storage. Lunar and space stations, satellites, high altitude aircraft.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Fuel cell vehicles hydrogen filling stations, Naval electrolyzers, energy storage, load-leveling for renewables.

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.)
Essential Life Resources (Oxygen, Water, Nutrients)

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