Optimal Design of Compact Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,988.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
W911NF-06-C-0099
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
2006
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-014-0204
Solicitation Topic Code:
A06-T014
Small Business Information
INTERACTIVE DATA VISUALIZATION
5446 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC, SC, 29072
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
133066162
Principal Investigator
 Ralph White
 (803) 777-7093
 white@engr.sc.edu
Business Contact
 Kevin Meredith
Title: Director of Business Development
Phone: (803) 356-1999
Email: 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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