Portable Logistical Fuel Cell Powered Generator

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-C-0407
Agency Tracking Number: N054-016-0404
Amount: $506,570.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-T016
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
350 Hills Street, Suite 104, Richland, WA, 99354
DUNS: 004865247
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Pickles
 Systems Engineer
 (509) 375-1093
 pickles@tekkie.com
Business Contact
 Patricia Irving
Title: CEO
Phone: (509) 375-1093
Email: irving@tekkie.com
Research Institution
 COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
 Mary Mittag-Miller
 1613 Illinois Street
Golden, CO, 80401
 (303) 273-3405
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
InnovaTek will develop a JP-8 fuel cell electrical generator built on a microchannel reactor design that provides a very low volume, light weight system. The objective of the Phase II work is to develop and demonstrate a prototype system that converts JP-8 fuel to a hydrogen rich feed for a solid oxide fuel cell that produces 0.5 to 1 kW electrical power. The prototype system will be suitable for advanced laboratory and supervised field testing. Key components that will be designed to meet the Navy’s performance objectives include a sulfur-tolerant catalyst, a micro-channel fuel reformer, a sulfur removal system, solid oxide fuel cell, and embedded single board control computer. The integrated system will be compact, lightweight, fuel efficient and capable of processing feeds that have significant sulfur content (~3,000 ppm) for at least 600 hours before maintenance is required. System testing will be performed to demonstrate performance according to Navy requirements for size, weight, start-up time, power, signature, and safety.

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