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Hydrogen Supply System for Small PEM Fuel Cell Stacks

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
32591
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32591
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: 1996
Title: Hydrogen Supply System for Small PEM Fuel Cell Stacks
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,725.00
 

Abstract:

To Operate effectively, PEM small fuel cells stacks need a chemical hydride hydrogen generator. The chemical hydride digital reactor suggested in the proposed program will provide about 2.5 kWH of energy in a5 pound package.--almost three times the energy density of a BA5590 battery. Studies and experiments will be conducted with special consideration of safety, heat release, parasite power consumption, and minimizing non-fuel weight. Specifically, the digital reactor development program will include the following objectives: Characterize the heat release of chemical hydrides from a digital reactor as a function of pellet composition and the use of accelerators and thermal sinks. Optimize pellet initiation from a cost and reliability standpoint. Minimize power consumption and non-fuel weight in the system Define a thermal management system which emphasizes safe operation of the hydrogen generation system Define the control logic for the digital reactor. Demonstrate how a 2.5 kWH, 5 pound, $1,000 system can be made. About half the cost should be a non-recurring cost.

Principal Investigator:

David P. Bloomfield
6175426352

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Analytic Power Corp
268 Summer Street Boston, MA 02210

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