Low Weight, Zero Maintenance Long Endurance SOFC for MUAV

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$1,000,000.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
32501
Agency Tracking Number:
32501
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
11000 Cedar Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Arnold Gordon
(216) 464-1255
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The overall objective of this SBIR project is to design and demonstrate an enabling technology for the power supply of micro unmanned aerial vehicles. This MAUV power technology is lightweight and very high in energy density. IGR will develop a stainless steel/ductile-ceramic-composite SOFC, using pre-loaded carbon fuel, to meet the power supply needs of MUAVs. The technology provides for long endurance flights with zero maintenance requirements. The use of powered C(s) in the fuel plenum of each cell eliminates all fuel tanks, pumps, lines and processing. The maintenance free shelf-life of all solid-state system is essentially unlimited.

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