Optimal Design of Compact Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$749,989.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911NF-07-C-0102
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., Suite 201, Lexington, SC, 29072
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
133066162
Principal Investigator:
Ralph White
Professor, Dept. of Chem Engineerng
(803) 777-7093
white@engr.sc.edu
Business Contact:
Kevin Meredith
Director, Business Development
(803) 356-1999
meredith@idvinc.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Ralph White
901 Sumter St.
5th Floor
Columbia, SC, 29208
(803) 777-7093
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This work will continue the use of 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 bahavior of the components in the hybrid system. The components considered in the hybrid system for Phase II 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 constrainted optimization will be used to design and optimize hybrid systems. Completion of Phase II will allow one to design accurately and specify hybrid systems subject to user-defined constraints.

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