A PULSE POWER SOURCE FOR SUBMARINE APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12536
Amount: $59,009.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Giner Inc
15 Spring St, Waltham, MA, 02254
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr J A Kosek
 (617) 899-7270
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AN ADVANCED PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL SYSTEM IS PROPOSED TO PROVIDE PULSE POWER FOR A SUBMARINE ELECTROMAGNETIC LAUNCH SYSTEM. THE FUEL CELL SYSTEM, WHEN TOTALLY DEVELOPED, WILL PROVIDE 15,000 AMPERES AT 250 VDC (3,750 KW) FOR A PERIOD OF 1 SECOND. METHODS TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF STATE-OF-THE-ART PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL SYSTEMS WILL BE INVESTIGATED. AREAS OF INVESTIGATION INCLUDE OPTIMIZED CATALYST, MEMBRANE, STACK CONFIGURATION AND OPERATING CONDITIONS.

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