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Single-Aisle Aircraft LH2 Storage System

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC23PB436
Agency Tracking Number: 231251
Amount: $149,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A1
Solicitation Number: SBIR_23_P1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-07-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-02
Small Business Information
112 Mitchell Boulevard
Tullahoma, TN 37388-4002
United States
DUNS: 144158677
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Paul Gloyer
 (931) 455-7333
 paul.gloyer@gtlcompany.com
Business Contact
 Janice Teal
Phone: (931) 455-7333
Email: jan.teal@gtlcompany.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

GTLrsquo;s breakthrough ultra-lightweight composite dewar-tank technology is game changing by providing hydrogen weight fractions in excess of 59% for small tanks, with over 70% achievable with medium scale LH2 tanks, including vacuum insulation. This capability addresses a critical need in the conversion of single-aisle aircraft from Jet-A to liquid hydrogen to eliminate carbon emissions. With GTLrsquo;s composite LH2 dewar-tanks, hydrogen powered aircraft can achieve better performance than Jet-A aircraft and operate with less cost per passenger mile.GTL is commercially developing and validating the composite LH2 dewar-tank. This commercial funded effort includes the fabrication and ground testing of multiple composite LH2 dewar-tanks that will culminate in prototype flight testing on a helicopter.In this SBIR, GTL will examine the integration of composite LH2 dewar-tanks into single-aisle aircraft. This includes showing how the composite LH2 dewar-tank technology can meet relevant performance, operational, and safety requirements of single-aisle aircraft. The effort will also create a technology roadmap of the development, verification and validation steps needed to mature the technology from its current state to the point where it can be adopted by aircraft developers.

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