NASA is seeking proposals for the development of new, more capable energy storage technologies to replace the battery technology that has long powered America's space program.
The core technologies solicited in the call for proposals will advance energy storage solutions for the space program and other government agencies. NASA's solicitation has two category areas: "High Specific Energy System Level Concepts," which will focus on cell chemistry and system-level battery technologies, such as packaging and cell integration; and "Very High Specific Energy Devices," which will focus on energy storage technologies that can go beyond the current theoretical limits of Lithium batteries while maintaining the cycle life and safety characteristics demanded of energy storage systems used in space applications.
Proposals will be accepted from NASA centers and other government agencies, federally funded research and development centers, educational institutions, industry and nonprofit organizations. NASA expects to make approximately four awards for Phase I of the solicitation, ranging in value up to $250,000 each.
Through solicitations and grants, NASA's investments in space technology provide the transformative capabilities to enable new missions, stimulate the economy, contribute to the nation's global competitiveness and inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers.
The deadline for submitting proposals is May 27, 2014.
Please email any questions about this opportunity to Ryan Stephan at HQ-STMD-GCDC1@mail.nasa.gov.