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SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27523
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27523
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANALYTIC POWER LLC
2-X Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,575.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROGRAM IS DIRECTED TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PLANAR, LOW TEMPERATURE (650C), INTERNALLY REFORMING SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL (SOFC) POWER SUPPLY THAT WILL LEAD TO THE POWER PLANT HAVING A POWER DENSITY EQUIVALENT TO A MODERN GAS TURBINE AND AN EFFICIENCY OVER 65 PERCENT. THE CELL DESIGN IS BASED ON REACTIVE MAGNETRON SPUTTERED METALS, OXIDE CONDUCTING ELECTROLYTES, AND CERMET ELECTRODES. FEASIBILITY HINGES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED CELL AND SUPPORT STRUCTURE. THE THIN, PLANAR, BIPOLAR DESIGN DEMANDS AN ADVANCED APPROACH TO THE STRUCTURAL, ELECTRONIC, ELECTROCHEMICAL, AND FLUID FLOW PROPERTIES OF THE METAL BIPOLAR PLATES AND CERAMIC CELL FRAME. THE STRUCTURE IS DESIGNED TO BE SILVER BRAZED INTO A CONTINUOUS SOLID STRUCTURE THAT MUST COPE WITH DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL EXPANSION, SEALING, AND INHIBITION OF METAL OXIDATION. RESEARCHERS WERE ABLE TO FABRICATE ULTRA-THIN SOLID ELECTROLYTES BY REACTIVE MAGNETRON SPUTTERING. THESE FUEL CELLS WERE CRACK AND PINHOLE FREE. THIS HAS RESULTED IN A COMPLETE CELL REDESIGN.

Principal Investigator:

David P Bloomfield
6175426352

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Analytic Power Corp.
268 Summer St Boston, MA 02210

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