Modular Intelligent Hydrogen Transfer System (MIHTS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8501-04-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number: F031-1980
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: AF03-293
Solicitation Number: 2003.1
Small Business Information
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive, Madison, WI, 53717
DUNS: 196894869
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Gramer
 (608) 827-5000
Business Contact
 Eric E. Rice
Phone: (608) 827-5000
Research Institution
ORBITEC proposes an innovative Modular Intelligent Hydrogen Transfer System (MIHTS) to meet USAF vehicle fleet needs for hydrogen-fueled transportation applications. It is widely anticipated that a hydrogen energy economy will evolve and become the standard source of fuel for transportation, and other energy requirements, in the US and abroad. Hydrogen offers the promise of a renewable energy source, nearly zero emissions, elimination of greenhouse gas production, the ability for localized production plants, and a reduction and eventual elimination of foreign dependence for US fuel needs. The USAF plans to capitalize on the many benefits of hydrogen and is currently investing in hydrogen energy infrastructure to meet several operational needs. ORBITEC proposes an innovative approach to a critical element of this infrastructure, a low-cost, safe, mobile, and reliable hydrogen transfer system to fill storage tanks and refuel/defuel a myriad of USAF hydrogen powered vehicles. The unique MIHTS innovation allows the diverse hydrogen transfer requirements of several different storage and hydrogen production technologies to be met by one efficient system. The Phase II project will focus on the development and delivery of a fully functional refueling station to meet hydrogen dispensing requirements at Robins AFB and demonstrate key Phase III MIHTS technologies.

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