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Fuel Cell UAV Powerplant System Development

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-20-C-0821
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-001-0475
Amount: $2,392,675.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T001
Solicitation Number: 10.A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-08-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-09-29
Small Business Information
11160 SW Durham Lane
McMinnville, OR 97128-1111
United States
DUNS: 808166008
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Ratcliffe
 (503) 314-8002
 jeff.ratcliffe@nwuav.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Ratcliffe
Phone: (503) 314-8002
Email: jeff.ratcliffe@nwuav.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

This program seeks to develop Hydrogen fuel cell technology developed by NRL into a system that will operate on a Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS). Compressed Hydrogen fuel cells are the best technology that will fill the propulsion capability gap between batteries and internal combustion systems. They promise to offer the warfighter a simpler and lower maintenance system that can be more widely deployed than ICE systems, and far more capability than battery powered systems. For the commercial product this offers the low cost and long life while still offering the long endurance resulting in the highest value per flight hour.  NWUAV will develop the product through design, development, documentation, and testing to a state where it can be flight tested. NWUAV will create operational and maintenance documentation towards a fieldable system.

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