Optimal Design of Compact Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-07-C-0102
Agency Tracking Number: A064-014-0204
Amount: $749,989.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A06-T014
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-09-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-09-09
Small Business Information
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ralph White
 Professor, Dept. of Chem Engineerng
 (803) 777-7093
Business Contact
 Kevin Meredith
Title: Director, Business Development
Phone: (803) 356-1999
Email: meredith@idvinc.com
Research Institution
 Ralph White
 901 Sumter St.
5th Floor
Columbia, SC, 29208
 (803) 777-7093
 Nonprofit college or university
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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