Exremely Lightweight Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 28809
Amount: $69,399.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
111 Downey Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gerhard L. Holleck
 (617) 769-9450
Business Contact
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Research Institution
The U.S. Army requires lightweight man-portable power supplies delivering approximately 300 W and weighing less than 5 kG. In this context we propose to develop a polymer electrolyte membrane hydrogen fuel cell with an ultra lightweight cell stack which can operate efficiently at near ambient conditions without ancillary equipment for gas humidification. To achieve this we will develop efficient, highly integrated multi-electrode structures firmly bonded to a common polymer electrolyte membrane. Individual cells will be connected in series and the entire assembly will be rolled into a spiral and housed in a thin walled cylindrical vessel.

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