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Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for High-Efficiency Functional Gradient Solid…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78925
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-174-2307
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Optomec Design Company
3911 Singer NE Albuquerque, NM 87109-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for High-Efficiency Functional Gradient Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-2638
Award Amount: $95,202.00
 

Abstract:

The use of functionally-graded materials in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) can improve performance and reliability of the devices. However, cost effective and dependable manufacturing methods to achieve these functionally graded materials have been hard to come by. Optomec's M3D technology is ideal for this application as materials can be perfectly mixed in an aerosol form before being deposited to form a homogeneous layer. By adjusting flow rates to the individual atomizer units, composition can be very accurately controlled. In addition, M3D provides excellent spatial control mechanisms for material deposition; these can be utilized to introduce synthetic porosity thereby improving transport of gasses to and from the electrolyte region.

Principal Investigator:

Marcus Johnson
Senior Applications Engineer
6516412852
mjohnson@optomec.com

Business Contact:

Jennifer Silva
Accounting Manager
5057618250
jsilva@optomec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OPTOMEC DESIGN CO.
3911 Singer NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

EIN/Tax ID: 850301120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No