Thermal/Mechanical Aqueous Chlorate Solution Oxygen Generator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,969.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0127
Agency Tracking Number:
N101-081-1359
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N101-081
Solicitation Number:
2010.1
Small Business Information
API Engineering LLC
809 Rock Rose Ct, Louisville, CO, 80027
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
830627217
Principal Investigator:
Ken Presley
Principle Investigator
(303) 665-1138
kenpresley@apiengr.com
Business Contact:
James Raum
Vice President
(303) 868-5212
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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