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HYDROGEN STORAGE IN METAL HYDRIDES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
10332
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10332
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: HYDROGEN STORAGE IN METAL HYDRIDES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

AS SPACECRAFT PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS BECOME MORE RIGOROUS, MATERIALS AND PARTS SPECIFICATIONS BECOME MORE DIFFICULT TO MEET. HIGH PERFORMANCE MUST BE COMBINED WITH LIGHTWEIGHT TO DERIVE THE MAXIUM BENEFIT FROM SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS. SIMPLICITY IS ALSO ESSENTIAL IN AVOIDING MAJOR REDESIGN AND INCREASED COSTS FOR COMPLICATED SYSTEMS. CURRENT AND FUTURE SPACECRAFT SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRE A METHOD TO SAFELY STORE HYDROGEN. IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM, ULTRAMET PROPOSES TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF INFILTRATING A CARBON FOAM WITH A HYDROGEN-ABSORBING MAGNESIUM COMPOUND BY CHEMICAL VAPOR INFILTRATION (CVI), A VARIATION OF THE CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD) PROCESS. THE RESULTANT COMPOSITE FOAM STRUCTURE WILL MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF BEING LIGHTWEIGHT, HAVING A HIGH SURFACE AREA WITH WHICH TO STORE HYDROGEN, AND BEING SIMPLE IN BOTH DESIGN AND USE.

Principal Investigator:

Mark J Delarosa
8188990236

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague St Pacoima, CA 91331

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