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Title: Advanced nickel-metal hydride cell development at Hughes: A joint work with US government

Abstract

Hughes is currently engaged in the development of an advanced nickel-metal hydride (Ni/MHx) cell for spacecraft application with performance goals of 15 years of opertion in a geosynchronous earth orbit at 80% depth of discharge and over 30,000 cycles of life at 30% depth of discharge in a typical low earth orbit. We have developed the basic fabrication technique for a lightweight and potentially long life nickel electrode which is useable in space Ni/MHx cells. We have developed several attractive hydride alloys which are useable in hydride electrodes and basic fabrication techniques for lightweight, inexpensive, and potentially long life hydride electrodes for a Ni/MHx cell. Utilizing Hughes extensive experiences in development of advanced Ni/Cd and Ni/H{sub 2} cells, we plan to develop a first generation space Ni/MHx cell design by 1995 and have the cell flight ready by 1997.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Hughes Industrial Electronics Company, Bldg. 231, MS 1921, P.O. Box 2999, Torrance, California 90509-2999 (United States)
  2. US Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC (United States)
  3. NASA-Lewis Research Center, Mail Stop 309-1, 2100 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44135 (United States)
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
46450
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 325; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PBD: 25 Jan 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; METAL-NONMETAL BATTERIES; DESIGN; NICKEL; HYDRIDES; ELECTRODES; ELECTROLYTES; PERFORMANCE; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS

Citation Formats

Lim, H.S., Pickett, D.F., Stockel, J.F., and Smithrick, J.J. Advanced nickel-metal hydride cell development at Hughes: A joint work with US government. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.1063/1.47272.
Lim, H.S., Pickett, D.F., Stockel, J.F., & Smithrick, J.J. Advanced nickel-metal hydride cell development at Hughes: A joint work with US government. United States. doi:10.1063/1.47272.
Lim, H.S., Pickett, D.F., Stockel, J.F., and Smithrick, J.J. Wed . "Advanced nickel-metal hydride cell development at Hughes: A joint work with US government". United States. doi:10.1063/1.47272.
@article{osti_46450,
title = {Advanced nickel-metal hydride cell development at Hughes: A joint work with US government},
author = {Lim, H.S. and Pickett, D.F. and Stockel, J.F. and Smithrick, J.J.},
abstractNote = {Hughes is currently engaged in the development of an advanced nickel-metal hydride (Ni/MHx) cell for spacecraft application with performance goals of 15 years of opertion in a geosynchronous earth orbit at 80% depth of discharge and over 30,000 cycles of life at 30% depth of discharge in a typical low earth orbit. We have developed the basic fabrication technique for a lightweight and potentially long life nickel electrode which is useable in space Ni/MHx cells. We have developed several attractive hydride alloys which are useable in hydride electrodes and basic fabrication techniques for lightweight, inexpensive, and potentially long life hydride electrodes for a Ni/MHx cell. Utilizing Hughes extensive experiences in development of advanced Ni/Cd and Ni/H{sub 2} cells, we plan to develop a first generation space Ni/MHx cell design by 1995 and have the cell flight ready by 1997.},
doi = {10.1063/1.47272},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 325,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
}