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FUELCELL PULSE POWER SOURCE FOR SUBMARINE ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
13088
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
13088
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Treadwell Corp
85 Oxford Dr Moonachie, NJ 07074
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: FUELCELL PULSE POWER SOURCE FOR SUBMARINE ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,642.00
 

Abstract:

ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCHERS ARE BEING DEVELOPED FOR SUCH APPLICATIONS AS LAUNCHING TORPEDOES, REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES, AND HIGH VELOCITY PROJECTILES. THE MAIN DRIVER IS THE REDUCTION OF THE NOISE GENERATED DURING THE PRESENT TORPEDO LAUNCH EVOLUTION. THE TECHNOLOGY FOR ANY MOBILE APPLICATIONS AND SOME STATIONARY APPLICATIONS WILL REQUIRE A HIGH ENERGY DENSITY POWER SOURCE. THE POWER SOURCE MUST PROVIDE THE ELECTRICAL POWER IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE LAUNCHER TO REDUCE THE LOSSES ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH CURRENTS IN ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS AND THE EMI. PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANES (PEM) FUEL CELLS HAVE DEMONSTRATED ON A SMALL SCALE THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE VERY HIGH PULSED ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN SMALL LIGHT WEIGHT PACKAGES. THE TREADWELL CORPORATION HAS DEMONSTRATED SOME INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS AND THE PULSE CAPABILITY OF THE FUEL CELL POWER SOURCE. TREADWELL HAS DESIGNED AND IS PRESENTLY CONSTRUCTING A CLOSED LOOP 1KW FUEL CELL SYSTEM FOR AN UNMANNED AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE WHICH PRODUCES DIRECT CURRENT ELECTRICAL POWER FROM THE CONTROLLED REACTION OF REDUCING AND OXIDIZING AGENTS. THIS APPLICATION UTILIZES PRESSURIZED HYDROGEN AND OXYGEN AS THE REACTANTS TO MAXIMIZE ENERGY DENSITY. TREADWELL HAS ALSO TESTED OUR INHOUSE LABORATORY FUEL CELL IN THE PULSED MODE. PRODUCING 200 MICROSCEOND, 450 AMPERE PULSES FOR UP TO 2 HOURS.

Principal Investigator:

Richard J Lawrence
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Treadwell Corp
85 Oxford Dr Moonachie, NJ 07074

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