Optimal Design of Compact Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,988.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-06-C-0099
Award Id:
78064
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-014-0204
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
5446 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC, SC, 29072
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
133066162
Principal Investigator:
Ralph White
(803) 777-7093
white@engr.sc.edu
Business Contact:
Kevin Meredith
Director of Business Development
(803) 356-1999
meredith@idvinc.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Ralph White
901 Sumter St.
Columbia, SC, 29208
(803) 777-7093
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This work will use numerical methods to determine optimal design parameters for a compact hybrid fuel cell power system driven by a statistically determined load profile. Detailed physics-based models will be used to represent the behavior of the components in the hybrid system. The components considered in the hybrid system for Phase I will be a PEM fuel cell, Li-ion batteries and electrochemical capacitors. For the design of hybrid systems, the component models will be implemented in VTB Pro. Existing methods for bound constrained optimization will be used to design and optimize hybrid systems. Completion of Phase I will allow one to design accurately and specify hybrid systems subject to user-defined constraints.

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