High Density Hydrogen Storage in Cellular Gas Storage Tanks

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$750,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8501-04-C-0033
Solitcitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Number:
2003.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2004
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2945
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF03-290
Small Business Information
MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, -9237
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator
  R.O.Loutfy
 (520) 574-1980
 rloutfy@mercorp.com
Business Contact
  J,C.Withers
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: mercorp@mercorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The overall objective of this Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is to develop a technology to produce an advanced high-pressure cellular hydrogen storage system with enhanced conformability (space utilization) and safety to support fuel cell based ground vehicles for military and commercial applications as well as promote wide-spread transition to fuel cell technologies industry-wise. During the course of this program, MER will accomplish the technical feasibility of the proposed system demonstrated in Phase I by optimizing its structural components, developing advanced FEM-based computer model allowing instant generation of system parameters in response to changing system requirements, addressing potential system integration with fuel cell and/or high-pressure electrolyzer, producing and fully characterizing the prototype, and delivering a fully operational unit compatible with existing vehicle identified by the Air Force.

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