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Hydrogen Peroxide Based Fuel Cell for High Energy Density Space application

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
68749
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
03SB2-0504
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NPL ASSOC., INC.
912 W. Armory Drive Champaign, IL 61821-4537
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Hydrogen Peroxide Based Fuel Cell for High Energy Density Space application
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R081
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this research is to study the feasibility of a unique high energy-density space power system based on a direct hydrogen peroxide fuel cell. Such a power system has an energy density 10 times higher than that available from the most advanced battery systems today and meets the requirements for Unconventional Space Power set forth in DARPA SB032-048. Unlike conventional fuel cells that employ oxygen, this radical new type of hydrogen peroxide fuel cell uses H2O2 directly in the cathode. This direct process eradicates the energy loss and weight penalty associated with prior attempts to develop H2O2 fuel cells where oxygen was generated via the catalytic decomposition of H2O2. The result is a highly efficient, high power density unit that is ideally suited for a variety of demanding space applications. The proposed study would demonstrate operation of such a small prototype cell and characterize its operational performance and efficiency.

Principal Investigator:

Nie Luo
Research Scientist
2173565402
nluo@uiuc.edu

Business Contact:

George H. Miley
President
2173565402
georgehm@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NPL ASSOC., INC.
912 W. Armory Ave. Champaign, IL 61821

EIN/Tax ID: 371406175
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No