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Development of Lightweight and Compact Air-Independent Planar SOFC for Navy's…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
78385
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O053-MT8-4124
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South  Salt Lake City , UT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Development of Lightweight and Compact Air-Independent Planar SOFC for Navy's Undersea Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N66604-08-C-1957
Award Amount: $749,975.00
 

Abstract:

The overall objective of the Phase II effort is to demonstrate a solid oxide fuel cell stack to power unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs). We will use established and proven solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology developed at MSRI to achieve this objective. Based on the success of Phase-I effort, a scaled-up stack of 1~3 kW size with peak power of ~6 kW will be demonstrated. The stacks will be operated on reformate gas as fuel and pure oxygen as oxidant. Several novel cell/stack designs will be investigated in parallel, and promising technologies will be implemented into the final stack design. The stack will be optimized for compactness and maximum performance as well as other requirements such as fast start-up and ability to thermal cycle. A prototype 3 kW stack will be built, and will be integrated with balance-of-plant components for final demonstration of the fully integrated system.

Principal Investigator:

Joon-Ho Koh
Research Scientist
8015304987
jkoh@msrihome.com

Business Contact:

Anthony Decheek
Contract Administrator
8015304987
adecheek@msrihome.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & SYSTEMS RESEARCH, INC.
5395 West 700 South Salt Lake City, UT 84104

EIN/Tax ID: 870479591
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No