High Density Hydrogen Storage in Cellular Gas Storage Tanks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8501-04-C-0033
Agency Tracking Number: F031-2945
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-290
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, -9237
DUNS: 147518286
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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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