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SHALLOW WATER DIRECTIONAL NOISE MEASUREMENT SENSORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
44777
Program Year/Program:
1999 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N992-5024
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
DIGITAL SYSTEM RESOURCES, INC.
12450 Fair Lakes Circle, Suite 800 Fairfax, VA 22033
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1999
Title: SHALLOW WATER DIRECTIONAL NOISE MEASUREMENT SENSORS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N992-5024
Award Amount: $69,968.00
 

Abstract:

Not Available Fuel cells offer the potential to dramatically reduce environmental pollution as well as our dependence on foreign oil. They are actively being developed as alternated energy sources for transportation, stationary and military applications. The degradation of oxygen electrode catalysts (e.g., Pt, Ag, and others) and corrosions of carbon substrate make commercialization of present fuel cells economically unattractive. In addition, the fuel (methanol, ethanol) crossover to cathodes causes severe thermal management and cell voltage drop due to oxidation of fuel at the platinized cathode. In order to eliminate/minimize these effects; alternate inexpensive and stable catalysts are needed. Initial work has shown that metal macrocyclic complexes are promising candidates for improved O2 reduction catalysts in fuel cells, relative to present platinum catalysts. In this proposed program, we will evaluate these complexes in PEM fuel cells. The chemical and electrochemical performance and stability in the fuel cell environment will be examined.

Principal Investigator:

Ronald Borrell
7142793054

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

DIGITAL SYSTEM RESOURCES, INC.
12450 Fair Lakes CircleSuite 500 Fairfax, VA 22033

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No