Thermal/Mechanical Aqueous Chlorate Solution Oxygen Generator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0127
Agency Tracking Number: N101-081-1359
Amount: $99,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-081
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
809 Rock Rose Ct, Louisville, CO, 80027
DUNS: 830627217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ken Presley
 Principle Investigator
 (303) 665-1138
 kenpresley@apiengr.com
Business Contact
 James Raum
Title: Vice President
Phone: (303) 868-5212
Email: jimraum@apiengr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
API Engineering LLC is proposing an innovative oxygen source for fuel cell systems that uses an aqueous chlorate solution for its oxygen storage composition. An innovative thermal/mechanical decomposition approach provides oxygen generation in a low risk and compact system. The approach is easily adapted to provide oxygen pressure/temperature conditions to match different fuel cells and fuel reformers. The integrated system requires less than 19 inches of length to provide 50 kg of deliverable oxygen in a 21 inch UUV. As a liquid composition refueling is straigtforward, allowing mission turnaround from outside with no need to open any hull joints. The approach meets required storage, operational, and safety requirements.

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