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Lightweight Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
63587
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
024326
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Proton Energy Systems
10 Technology Drive Wallingford, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Lightweight Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS3-03027
Award Amount: $69,978.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I program addresses the development of a Proton Exchange Membrane Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cell (PEM URFC) Energy Storage System. The PEM URFC provides all the advantages of a primary fuel cell but can recharge itself from an electrical power supply providing very high-density energy storage. Configured with reversible cells, this system is the functional equivalent of a battery yet has the attractive features of a fuel cell such as high specific energy, high energy density, and long cycle life. The specific development having a significant impact on optimization of the URFC for advanced NASA missions is a lightweight cell stack design. We will rapidly transition the results of the successful Phase I into Phase II prototypes of energy storage products suitable for development into flight hardware or into commercial products.

Principal Investigator:

Frano Barbir
2036782000
fbarbir@protonenergy.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Szymanski
Business Official
2036782000
sszymanski@protonenergy.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Proton Energy Systems, Inc.
10 Technology Drive Wallingford, CT 06492

EIN/Tax ID: 061461988
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No