JP-10 Based SOFC Power Generator for Undersea Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0412
Award Id:
83109
Agency Tracking Number:
O071-ES2-4007
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3 Great Pasture Rd., Danbury, CT, 06813
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
050627884
Principal Investigator:
Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh
Director DFC/T Product Development
(203) 825-6048
hghezel@fce.com
Business Contact:
Ross Levine
Director of Government Contracts
(203) 825-6057
rlevine@fce.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This project addresses the development of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) system for converting the chemical energy in JP-10 fuel to electric power. The system will be designed to support the deployment of next generation unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) and undersea weapons. The power plant will integrate a fuel-processing unit with an SOFC and an electrical/mechanical drive-train to accommodate the vehicle's needs for propulsion and hotel loads. The proposed system is anticipated to provide a superior range compared to conventional battery or combustion based propulsion systems as the mission power will be provided by the much more efficient SOFC. The results of the proposed project will lay the foundation for low-cost, high energy density, reliable, safe, long-duration, and easily refueled power sources for UUV propulsion. Phase I research activities are focused on SOFC system concept development utilizing innovative approaches and a state-of-the-art anode supported SOFC technology with a proven track record for durability and performance. High power density SOFC stacks will be a key stepping stone in reducing the size and cost of the power generator.

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