NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- S3.03-5173
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Energy Storage for Extreme Environments
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 Extreme Environment Battery
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.
510 Earl Boulevard
Miamisburg, OH 45342
(937) 320-1877

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Brian Henslee
E-mail:
hensleeb@crgrp.com
Address:
510 Earl Boulevard Miamisburg, OH 45342 - 6411
Phone:
(937) 320-1877

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Carri Miller
E-mail:
millercm@crgrp.com
Address:
510 Earl Boulevard Miamisburg, OH 45342 - 6411
Phone:
(937) 320-1877
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 1
End: 3
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Future Lunar scientific missions would need to operate in environments with temperatures spanning –230 C to +120 C. Utilizing conventional secondary Li-ion cells under these conditions requires strict thermal management (-20 to +40 C) to maintain the required performance. Such thermal management systems add complexity and consume valuable energy, mass and volume. Batteries with extended temperature range can reduce or eliminate the thermal management needs, reducing complexity and weight.

Cornerstone Research Group proposes to develop the Extreme Environment Battery based on superelectrolyte chemistry and advanced materials to meet NASA’s power needs in extreme temperature environments.  

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • Power for CLPS Moon payloads
  • Power for planetary missions
  • Rovers
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
  • Power for electric vehicles in extreme climates
  • Power for geological research, petrochemical exploration and extraction in extreme climates
  • Pseudosatellites
Duration: 6

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