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Application of Microsystem Technologies in Advanced Aerospace Vehicle Power…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62448
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2022
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Application of Microsystem Technologies in Advanced Aerospace Vehicle Power Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-03-M-2380
Award Amount: $98,776.00
 

Abstract:

Air Force has identified fuel cells as ¿¿emerging technology of choice for power generation¿¿ because of ¿¿their superior fuel efficiency¿¿ and reduced environmental impact. Electrolyte is a critical core component of a fuel cell. No solid electrolytehas been identified that permits fuel cell operation in the intermediate temperature range 200-400¿¿C, although this range is of outstanding technological interest. We propose a novel approach to develop a viable solid electrolyte with the associatedmembrane electrode assembly for this unexploited intermediate temperature range. The Phase I effort will determine feasibility of the proposed approach. The feasibility will be determined by preparing components of the proposed membrane electrodeassembly and evaluating their material compatibility. A viable intermediate temperature fuel cell would ameliorate many outstanding problems of the polymer electrolyte fuel cells, while avoiding problems of the high temperature ones. The developed fuelcell could effectively compete with the existing polymer electrolyte cells across their entire broad market and provide major economic benefits. This approach to fuel cell design/construction will eliminate many of the problems currently associated withtraditional fuel cell designs and allow for reliable operation in the intermediate temperature range.

Principal Investigator:

Davorin Babic
Sr. Scientist
7704382201
dbabic@johnsonrd.com

Business Contact:

Lonnie Johnson
President
7704382201
linex@johnsonrd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

JOHNSON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CO., INC.
1640 Roswell St., Suite J Smyrna, GA 30080

EIN/Tax ID: 581973838
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No