NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 H8.02-8156
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers
PROPOSAL TITLE: Advanced Solid Oxide Cell Architecture and Materials for Durable, Regenerative Operation at Pressure

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Precision Combustion, Inc.
410 Sackett Point Road
North Haven, CT 06473 - 3106
(203) 287-3700

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Saurabh Vilekar
svilekar@precision-combustion.com
410 Sackett Point Road
North Haven, CT 06473 - 3106
(203) 287-3700 Extension :263

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Amit Kumar
akumar@precision-combustion.com
410 Sackett Point Road
North Haven, CT 06473 - 3106
(203) 287-3700

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

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 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)
PCI will develop and demonstrate advanced materials and innovative structural elements integrated within the stack for efficient H2O/CO2 electrolysis to overcome known SOEC shortcomings. The key focus will be to mitigate anode delamination and enable operation at high pressure differentials. Capability for effective regenerative operation will be examined. In Phase I proof of concept will be demonstrated and in Phase II a rigorous scaled hardware operating at pressure will be demonstrated.
PCI has been at the nexus of various fuel cell generator development efforts and is collaborating with a University, as a major subcontractor, to bring to bear considerable expertise in demonstrating an innovative SOEC cell architecture. Additionally, PCI has been working with NASA on multiple atmosphere revitalization efforts for over 20 years and has acquired a comprehensive understanding of the requirements for long duration manned spaceflight and for In-Situ Resource Utilization architecture.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This innovative technology offers improvement in SOEC durability and reliability and enables the potential to be key sub-system for NASA ISRU missions and applicable to other mission requirements.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Non-NASA commercial applications are terrestrial H2/O2 generation from steam electrolysis as well as CO2 capture. The technology can be implemented for ISRU concepts for future private sector customers.

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.)
Ceramics
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