NASA Center: Glenn Research Center
Public Release Year: 2015
Reference Number: GRC-SO-210
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Creating longer-lasting batteries for space flight
Advancements in the production of proton exchange membrane fuel cells have NASA considering their use as a power source for spacecraft and robots in future space missions. With SBIR funding from Glenn Research Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Thermacore Inc. developed strong, lightweight titanium vapor chambers to keep the fuel cells operating at optimum temperatures. The company is now selling the technology for cooling electronic components.
Page Number in Published book: 156