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Low Temperature Ceramic Oxygen Generating System

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Parkway Littleton, CO 80127-4107
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Low Temperature Ceramic Oxygen Generating System
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-02-M-6046
Award Amount: $99,890.00


"ITN Energy Systems, Inc. proposes to develop an electrically-pumped, low-temperature ceramic oxygen generating system to support aeromedical and On-Board Oxygen Generating System uses. The proposed ceramic oxygen generating system is based on ITN's novelfive-layer, monolithically integrated unit cell and incorporates an advanced, low-temperature (500-700 oC) thin-film electrolyte. In addition, the system will incorporate state-of-the-art components, including recuperators, heat exchangers, insulation andair blowers to minimize the system size and power consumption.During this Phase I program, ITN will design, fabricate and operate a ceramic oxygen generating system resulting in the characterization of a small-scale (0.1-1 liter/min) breadboard device. Experimental results will be used to gain an understanding of theperformance issues associated with the low temperature operation of a ceramic oxygen generating system. A model of the overall system will also be developed and used to optimize the system for minimum size, weight and input power. Successful completion ofPhase I will result in the demonstration of the basic ceramic oxygen generation components. Performance metrics will be determined and an overall system design for the OBOGS will be performed. The use of a thin-film, monolithically-integrated unit cellwill result in a ceramic oxygen generating system that will be more efficient and more compact than existing electrochemica

Principal Investigator:

Michael Schwartz
Manager of Membrane Techn

Business Contact:

Rick Halbach
Vice Pres Business Devel
Small Business Information at Submission:

Itn Energy Systems, Inc.
8130 Shaffer Pkwy Littleton, CO 80127

EIN/Tax ID: 841582609
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No