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Naval Aviation Logistic Fuel Desulfurizer, Reformer and Power System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82394
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N062-152-0914
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Altex Technologies Corporation
244 Sobrante Way Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Naval Aviation Logistic Fuel Desulfurizer, Reformer and Power System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-C-0232
Award Amount: $449,990.00
 

Abstract:

Under the Phase I effort, Altex and PSU demonstrated the feasibility of a JP-5 logistic fuel desulfurization unit for flight-worthy fuel-cell applications. This design is called the Naval Aviation Logistic Fuel Desulfurizer (NAVLFD). Under the proposed Phase II and Option efforts, the TRL of the NAVLFD will be raised to TRL 5. In order to rigorously test the NAVLFD and build a representative system for evaluation testing at the NAVAIR laboratory facility, the NAVLFD will be integrated with developed Altex reformer and ClearEdge Power (CEP) fuel-cell components to form the Naval Aviation Logistic Fuel Power (NAVLFP) system. Under the Phase II Base Program, Naval Aviation Logistic Fuel Reformer (NAVLFR) will be developed by integrating a scaled-up NAVLFD fuel preprocessor (FPP) and a fuel processor (FP) mostly developed under ongoing synergistic projects at Altex. Under the Option 1 Program, the NAVLFR will be tested with a proven high-temperature polymer-electrolyte membrane (HT-PEM) fuel-cell stack at TRL-4. Under the Option 2 Program, the NAVLFR and the HT-PEM fuel-cell stack will be integrated at TRL-5 to produce the NAVLFP. The NAVLFP will be tested at Altex and delivered to NAVAIR for simulated field testing. Results of Phase II will provide a basis for commercializing the system for Navy aviation and other applications that require a ruggedized power system operating on distillate fuels.

Principal Investigator:

Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
4083288303
mehdi@altextech.com

Business Contact:

John Kelly
President
4083288302
john@altextech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ALTEX TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
244 Sobrante Way Sunnyvale, CA 94086

EIN/Tax ID: 770085545
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No