PEM Fuel Cell for Replacement of Submarine/Battery Diesel Generator Emergency Power

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,790.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
37099
Agency Tracking Number:
37099
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
14 Spring Street, Waltham, MA, 02154
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Paul Childs
(617) 899-7270
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Eighty tons of weight and 400 cubic feet of volume can be saved on submarines by substituting smaller and lighter fuel cells for the existing battery/diesel engine emergency power system. This would enhance performance in existing and future submarines b y making room for more electronic equipment, or permitting smaller, more maneuverable submarines. Submarines would also be quieter without the diesel engine. The program objectives are to produce a preliminary design for a 1500 kW Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell system, floating on the grid and operating on ship's air and logistic diesel fuel. It will include preliminary design of components in the fuel ce ll stack to guarantee cell water balance, and preservation of membrane water content, therefore system longevity.

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