WHILE THE THEORETICAL BOUNDS ON THE ENERGY STORED BY AND THE POWER OUTPUT OF ELECTROCHEMICAL POWER SOURCES ARE WELL DEFINED BY THERMODYNAMIC AND PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS, THE DEGREE TO WHICH ONE CAN APPROACH THE THEORETICAL BOUNDS IS DETERMINED BY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$80,240.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
3751
Agency Tracking Number:
3751
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Po Box 600 - 95 Main St, Buzzards Bay, MA, 02532
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MYLES WALSH
(617) 759-5911
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
WHILE THE THEORETICAL BOUNDS ON THE ENERGY STORED BY AND THE POWER OUTPUT OF ELECTROCHEMICAL POWER SOURCES ARE WELL DEFINED BY THERMODYNAMIC AND PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS, THE DEGREE TO WHICH ONE CAN APPROACH THE THEORETICAL BOUNDS IS DETERMINED BY CONTRAINTS IMPOSED BY THE DESIGN OF THE ELECTRODES AND PACKAGING MATERIALS. THIS RESEARCH DEALS WITH AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPT FOR MATERIALS AND PACKAGE DESIGN WHICH, IF SUCCESSFUL, WILL MAKE POSSIBLE A SUBSTANTIAL ADVANCE IN THE POWER DENSITY OF FIELDABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL POWER SOURCES. THE RESEARCH FOCUSES ON A SERIES OF EXPERIMENTS DESIGNED TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF ELIMINATING THE DUCTING AND MOST OF THE ELECTROLYTE NOW FOUND IN FUEL CELL DESIGNS. THE MATERIALS CHOSEN PERMIT OPERATION AT TEMPERATURES THAT PERMIT THE DIRECT ELECTROXIDATION OF METHANOL, AND AT TEMPERATURES WELL IN EXCESS OF THOSE NORMALLY ENCOUNTERED IN OPERATING BATTERIES.

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