JP-10 FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEM 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-C-0705
Award Id:
83111
Agency Tracking Number:
O071-ES2-4048
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
350 Hills Street, Suite 104, Richland, WA, 99354
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004865247
Principal Investigator:
PatriciaIrving
CEO
(509) 375-1093
irving@tekkie.com
Business Contact:
KathrynRightor
CFO
(509) 375-1093
kathy@tekkie.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Underwater vehicles will serve as strategic factors in integrated operations of future surface ships and submarines, providing a range of support functions. The Navy has specified that unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) act as force multipliers and risk reduction agents in the future. UUVs require high-energy sources that can be quickly replenished so that vehicle down time and labor time are minimized. For almost all U.S. UUVs onboard energy is commonly carried in the form of batteries. However, batteries generally fall short on range and stamina, imposing a constraint on the mission endurance and the payload. A solution for UUV power problems is a fuel cell that operates from hydrogen generated by fuel reformers from high energy density liquid hydrocarbons such as JP-10. InnovaTek proposes to demonstrate the feasibility of using its proprietary JP-10 InnovaGenr reforming technology tightly integrated with a Topsoe planar solid oxide fuel cell and a Lockheed Martin UUV platform to provide propulsive energy to power unmanned undersea vehicles. InnovaTek's proprietary catalysts and novel micro-structured designs will be used to achieve the Navy's challenging goals of energy capacity and specific energy for UUV applications.

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