Advanced Manufacturing Techniques for High-Efficiency Functional Gradient Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$1,049,970.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-07-C-2727
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-174-2307
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF06-174
Solicitation Number:
2006.1
Small Business Information
OPTOMEC DESIGN CO.
3911 Singer NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175348549
Principal Investigator
 Marcus Johnson
 Senior Applications Engin
 (651) 641-2852
 mjohnson@optomec.com
Business Contact
 Jennifer Silva
Title: Accounting Manager
Phone: (651) 761-8250
Email: jsilva@optomec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Optomec’s M3D technology will be utilized to fabricate functionally graded fuel cell structures, a methodology that could result in significant performance/weight improvements over existing designs. One of the main applications for the light-weight, high performance cells is in UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) which are being used increasingly in military activities. Phase 1 research has clearly demonstrated the applicability of Optomec’s M3D technology to solid-oxide fuel cell fabrication on a laboratory scale. The main purpose of the work proposed in Phase II is to demonstrate scalability of the technology such that a cost effective production system can be realized in Phase III. Optomec’s commercialization successes and more recent work in high-volume applications enunciates their ability to play this role.

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