SACRIFICIAL ELECTRODES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$55,335.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
12428
Agency Tracking Number:
12428
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
111 Downey St, Norwood, MA, 02062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr Gerhard L Holleck
(617) 769-9450
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
ELECTROMAGNETIC THRUSTERS REPRESENT A PROMISING MEANS FOR THE NOISELESS PROPULSION OF SUBMERSIBLE. THE POWER AND EFFICIENCY OF ELECTROMAGNETIC THRUSTERS IS DETERMINED BY THE CONDUCTIVITY OF THE FLUID AND BY THE STRENGTH OF THE MAGNETIC FIELD. THE LOW CONDUCTIVITY OF SEAWATER IS THE MAIN LIMITATION. WE PROPOSE, THEREFORE, TO ENHANCE THE CONDUCTIVITY OF SEAWATER BY ELECTROCHEMICAL GENERATION OF A STRONG BASE USING ALKALI METAL BASED SACRIFICIAL ELECTRODES. IN PHASE I WE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DOUBLING THE CONDUCTIVITY OF FLOWING SEAWATER WITH LI BASED ELECTRODES. ION CONDUCTIVE SURFACE COATINGS WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR SAFE BUT RAPID START UP UPON EXPOSURE TO WATER.

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