Development of Lightweight and Compact Air-Independent Planar SOFC for Navy's Undersea Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N66604-08-C-1957
Agency Tracking Number: O053-MT8-4124
Amount: $749,975.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD05-MT8
Solicitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
5395 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84104
DUNS: 858801483
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Joon-Ho Koh
 Research Scientist
 (801) 530-4987
Business Contact
 Anthony Decheek
Title: Contract Administrator
Phone: (801) 530-4987
Research Institution
The overall objective of the Phase II effort is to demonstrate a solid oxide fuel cell stack to power unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs). We will use established and proven solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology developed at MSRI to achieve this objective. Based on the success of Phase-I effort, a scaled-up stack of 1~3 kW size with peak power of ~6 kW will be demonstrated. The stacks will be operated on reformate gas as fuel and pure oxygen as oxidant. Several novel cell/stack designs will be investigated in parallel, and promising technologies will be implemented into the final stack design. The stack will be optimized for compactness and maximum performance as well as other requirements such as fast start-up and ability to thermal cycle. A prototype 3 kW stack will be built, and will be integrated with balance-of-plant components for final demonstration of the fully integrated system.

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