STMDs Game Changing Development (GCD) Program focuses on maturing advanced space technologies that may lead to entirely new approaches for the Agencys future space missions across the mid-technology readiness levels (TRL), namely TRL 3-5. Appendix NNH14ZOA001N-14GCD-C1 seeks proposals for the development of transformational energy storage technologies that will enable space exploration. To achieve these long-term objectives, this Appendix aims to maximize specific energy while maintaining design approaches that also maximize safety, reliability, and cycle life. It is anticipated that the core technologies developed under this Appendix will advance energy storage for a broad user base.
This Appendix has been divided into two categories of interest. Category One, High Specific Energy System Level Concepts will focus on high energy (200Whr/kg) cell chemistries with a system level battery focus. Category Two, Very High Specific Energy Devices will focus on energy storage technologies that have the potential to go beyond present capabilities characterized by Li+ chemistry(>400Whr/kg), while maintaining the required cycle life and safety of any system operating in space.
Participation will be open to all categories of U.S. organizations. All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES by an authorized organizational representative. Detailed submission instructions are provided in the SpaceTech-REDDI-2014 NRA. Potential proposers and their proposing organizations are urged to familiarize themselves with the submission system, ensure they are registered in NSPIRES, and submit the required proposal materials well in advance of the deadline.
Interested proposers should monitor the NSPIRES website or subscribe to the electronic notification system there for release of the SpaceTech-REDDI-2014 Appendices.
The official announcement and description of this opportunity may be found on the funding agency's website: