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Compact Fuel Reformer for Undersea Vehicle Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-04-M-0299
Agency Tracking Number: N045-034-0041
Amount: $69,972.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-T034
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-04-30
Small Business Information
6300 Gateway Dr.
Cypress, CA 90630
United States
DUNS: 614108918
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Edward "Ned" Patton
 Director of Energy & Laser Programs
 (714) 224-4410
Business Contact
 Parviz Parhami
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (714) 224-4410
Research Institution
 University of California at Irvine
 Roger McWilliams
4129 Frederick Reines Hall
Irvine, CA 92697
United States

 (949) 824-6228
 Nonprofit College or University

SARA is proposing to demonstrate the technology required to build a practical device which can reform a liquid hydrocarbon fuel into (1) a pure gaseous stream of hydrogen at a temperature that will allow it to be used immediately by a PEM cell, and (2) a solid waste product that contains the carbon and all of the other impurities in the liquid hydrocarbon fuel, that reformer would be uniquely well suited to the UUV mission. SARA has devised a concept for such a device which is based on physical phenomena that we have convincingly demonstrated in our work in several different fields of endeavor. This proposal is therefore a description of the SARA concept and how we believe we, along with our University partner the University of California at Irvine can achieve the production of most of the hydrogen from a long chain liquid hydrocarbon at PEM fuel cell temperature, while retaining the remaining carbon in solid form, and in a compact and inherently simple and robust device.

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