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High Power Density Regenerative SOFCs

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
71958
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-EP9-1236
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NexTech Materials
404 Enterprise Drive Lewis Center, OH 43035-9423
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: High Power Density Regenerative SOFCs
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-05-M-2517
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

High altitude uninhabited air vehicles (UAVs) offer the opportunity to enhance border security and provide early warning for missile defense programs. These platforms offer an inexpensive alternative to satellite or manned reconnaissance aircraft, but require a night-time power source to augment solar panels in order to achieve long operating lifetimes. Regenerative Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (RSOFCs) will provide a means for these aircraft to remain aloft indefinitely as they efficiently convert sunlight energy to fuel during the day and fuel to electrical power at night. The objective of this Phase I program is to demonstrate a high power density RSOFC cell design. Using established materials and manufacturing approaches, it will be possible to produce RSOFC elements tailored for UAV power supplies. Studies will include evaluation of various cell architectures, materials and fabrication processes to produce robust, high efficiency cells.

Principal Investigator:

Michael J. Day
Senior Development Engineer
6148426606
day@nextechmaterials.com

Business Contact:

William J. Dawson
President/CEO
6148426606
dawson@nextechmaterials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEXTECH MATERIALS, LTD.
404 Enterprise Dr. Lewis Center, OH 43035

EIN/Tax ID: 311441978
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No