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Low Temperature Extended Lifetime Fuel Cell (LoTEL-FC) Power System for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5019
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-018
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Low Temperature Extended Lifetime Fuel Cell (LoTEL-FC) Power System for Unattended Ground Sensors
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0046
Award Amount: $999,243.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I, Mainstream Engineering demonstrated that a high concentration liquid-fed fuel cell system would significantly exceed the energy density of existing military batteries. In this proposal, we describe our Low Temperature Extended Lifetime Fuel Cell (LoTEL-FC) hybrid power system for unattended ground sensors. The system operates over a temperature range of -25°C to 65°C (13°F to 149°F) using an undiluted fuel source. In comparison to the existing unattended ground sensor primary battery-based power system, the LoTEL-FC system lasts twice as long, is smaller, and weighs half as much. Additionally, the LoTEL-FC system has a payback period of only 15 months. In Phase II, we will develop and test three progressively more complex LoTEL-FC systems and conclude Phase II at TRL 7.

Principal Investigator:

Joshua Sole
Engineer
(321) 631-3550
jsole@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
CFO
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No