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Thermal Hydrogen Extraction on Board

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-14-P-0045
Agency Tracking Number: S141-004-0008
Amount: $149,964.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM14-004
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-06-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-12-22
Small Business Information
Integrated Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street
Torrance, CA 90501-1510
United States
DUNS: 153865951
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Michael Reznikov
 Principal Scientist,Electrodynamics
 (310) 320-3088
Business Contact
 Gordon Drew
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (310) 320-3088
Research Institution

To address the SOCOM"s need for a system to generate hydrogen from water on site for use in combatant craft diesel engines, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a new Thermal Hydrogen Extractor on Board (THEB) system. It is based on a new POC-developed technology of hydrogen generation and COTS components to extract and supply this hydrogen. The innovation in system design will enable the THEB system to utilize the dissipated heat of the marine diesel engine. The THEB technology directly addresses the acquisitions program"Special Operations Craft Riverine"and a platform requirement because it does not create the additional load on the engine and does not require the redesign of the engine. In Phase I, POC will demonstrate the feasibility of THEB technology by experimental study on the generation of hydrogen from water on site and analysis of data for the introduction of hydrogen into the air stream of a diesel internal combustion. In Phase II, POC plans to develop and fabricate a THEB prototype, and test it by introducing varying amounts of hydrogen into the air stream at the time of induction with a diesel/gas internal combustion engine to be provided by Naval Special Warfare Group Four.

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