NASA SBIR 2014 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 14-1 Z1.02-8848
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Advanced Space Battery Technology
PROPOSAL TITLE: Advancing High Energy Lithium-Sulfur Batteries

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Yardney Technical Products, Inc.
2000 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818 - 1530
(401) 471-6580

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Joseph Gnanaraj
joeg@yardney.com
2000 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818 - 1530
(401) 471-6580 Extension :253

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
John Dufrat
jdufrat@yardney.com
2000 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818 - 1530
(401) 471-6580

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 4

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Advanced Space Battery Technology is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Lithium-Ion batteries have been a main source of energy for many aerospace applications over the past decade. Future space missions are facing a number of challenging requirements, including significant increase in specific energy, approaching 500 Wh/kg, and energy density of 700 Wh/l at cell level. Compared to state-of-the-art technology today, a reduction in mass and volume are necessary, along with improvements for functioning in harsh space environments and an increase in reliability. Yardney Technical Products, Inc., a world leader in cutting-edge battery technology, in collaboration with Purdue University, proposes developing lithium-sulfur battery technology. This will have a cathode based on a novel, sulfur mesoporous carbon composite. In addition, the proposed Phase I research will include lithium dendrite suppressive electrolyte for a significant improvement in safety.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Li-S batteries find various applications in NASA's deep space missions where areas of emphasis include weight and volume performance improvements and safety advancements in human-rated systems. Possible applications include extravehicular activities, landers and rovers.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Li-S batteries find various applications in NASA's deep space missions where areas of emphasis include weight and volume performance improvements and safety advancements in human-rated systems. Possible applications include extravehicular activities, landers and rovers.

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.)
Composites
Nanomaterials
Processing Methods
Sources (Renewable, Nonrenewable)
Storage

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