Fuel Cell Quiet Auxiliary Power Unit for Special Ops

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-05-P-0035
Agency Tracking Number: S051-001-0010
Amount: $99,809.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM05-001
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Solicitation Year: 2005
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-08-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2006-02-21
Small Business Information
153 Northboro Road, Southborough, MA, 01772
DUNS: 112217067
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Grreg Cipriano
 VP Marketing & Military Dev
 (508) 490-9960
Business Contact
 Grreg Cipriano
Title: VP Marketing & Military Dev
Phone: (508) 490-9960
Email: greg.cipriano@protonex.com
Research Institution
Protonex will develop a quiet, durable, high-energy source which is able to power auxiliary electrical equipment for SOCOM operations. It must be able to withstand a harsh operational environment and be lightweight, compact and man portable. Protonex proposes to develop a quiet Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) that will meet all the energy, power and other requirements for this application. This system will be based on proven Protonex NGenT fuel cell technology combined with an innovative, snap-in fuel cartridge that has a high energy density and is environmentally friendly. The proposed system will have superior metrics to all other technology alternatives available for the specialized requirements. Protonex is currently developing a number of innovative fuel cell based portable power products for a variety of military needs that are best in class in terms of weight, volume and cost versus alternative solutions. The company proposes to design a specific solution for this SOCOM application based on Protonex's knowledge and experience gained from this substantial body of product development.

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