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JP-10 FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEM FOR UNDERSEA VEHICLES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
83111
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O071-ES2-4048
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
InnovaTek, Inc.
3100 George Washington Way Suite 108 Richland, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: JP-10 FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEM FOR UNDERSEA VEHICLES
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-07-C-0705
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Underwater vehicles will serve as strategic factors in integrated operations of future surface ships and submarines, providing a range of support functions. The Navy has specified that unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) act as force multipliers and risk reduction agents in the future. UUVs require high-energy sources that can be quickly replenished so that vehicle down time and labor time are minimized. For almost all U.S. UUVs onboard energy is commonly carried in the form of batteries. However, batteries generally fall short on range and stamina, imposing a constraint on the mission endurance and the payload. A solution for UUV power problems is a fuel cell that operates from hydrogen generated by fuel reformers from high energy density liquid hydrocarbons such as JP-10. InnovaTek proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of using its proprietary JP-10 InnovaGenr reforming technology tightly integrated with a Topsoe planar solid oxide fuel cell and a Lockheed Martin UUV platform to provide propulsive energy to power unmanned undersea vehicles. InnovaTek's proprietary catalysts and novel micro-structured designs will be used to achieve the Navy's challenging goals of energy capacity and specific energy for UUV applications.

Principal Investigator:

Patricia Irving
CEO
5093751093
irving@tekkie.com

Business Contact:

Kathryn Rightor
CFO
5093751093
kathy@tekkie.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

INNOVATEK, INC.
350 Hills Street Suite 104 Richland, WA 99354

EIN/Tax ID: 911877246
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No