Energy Conversion of JP-10 Fuel

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0410
Agency Tracking Number: O071-ES2-4055
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD07-ES2
Solitcitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
NEXTECH MATERIALS, LTD.
404 Enterprise Dr., Lewis Center, OH, 43035
Duns: 927606251
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Matter
 Chemical Systems Engineer
 (614) 842-6606
 p.matter@nextechmaterials.com
Business Contact
 William Dawson
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (614) 842-6606
Email: w.dawson@nextechmaterials.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The United States Navy has a critical need for improved power systems for unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) systems. Power and energy density are critically deficient in current UUV platforms, and limit mission time and capability of current systems. Tethered systems and battery powered systems will not meet the mission profiles of next generation UUVs (including persistent surveillance, mine detection and anti-submarine missions). Achieving high power density at all levels will greatly enhance future UUV capabilities. In this SBIR project, NexTech Materials and its subcontractor (Plug Power) will design, develop and demonstrate a compact solid oxide fuel cell system that will provide kilowatts of power for UUV propulsion and other mission needs. For mission durations of at least 60 hours, the power system will have an energy density of more than 150 W-hr/lb and will utilize JP-10 and liquid oxygen as fuels. The goal of Phase I is to validate the proposed approach and complete an entirely specified and detailed system design that meets the goals set by ONR.

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