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Fuel Cell Phase I Qualification and UH-1Y Crashworthy Prototypes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Logistics Agency
Contract: SP4701-19-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: L2-0235
Amount: $1,497,108.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: DLA182-001
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-08-06
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-08-05
Small Business Information
1505 Main St
West Warwick, RI 02893
United States
DUNS: 079804434
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Pettey
 (508) 491-6859
Business Contact
 Ed Bard
Phone: (401) 585-5918
Research Institution

There are over 123 UH-1Y aircraft in service today, each equipped with five internal fuel cells, with an average cost of $15k per fuel cell. The current supply chain for UH-1Y fuel cells is not able to meet delivery nor quality requirements, which has resulted in a significant force readiness issue. With this SBIR Phase II proposal, Response Technologies (RT) aims to: 1) “Phase I Qualify” a construction to MIL-DTL-27422F and to NAVAIR’s specific procurement requirements, and 2) Prototype the five fuel cells and perform initial testing on those fuel cells. RT has a novel Additive Manufacturing fuel cell process with proven testing results. RT’s team has direct product and market experience with a clear path to commercialization.

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