A Compact, Transportable JP-8 Reformer

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F33615-02-M-2273
Agency Tracking Number: 02-0851
Amount: $69,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Sierra Engineering, Inc.
603 East Robinson Street, Suite 7, Carson City, NV, 89701
DUNS: 006620553
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Greisen
 Senior Staff
 (775) 885-8483
 dan@sierraengineering.com
Business Contact
 Curtis Johnson
Title: President
Phone: (775) 885-0139
Email: curtis@sierraengineering.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"Highly efficient, high energy density electrical generation systems are needed for ground based assets. Fuel cell electrical generation systems provide high efficiency, low emissions, and low thermal signatures. A cost effective, transportable reformersystem, providing hydrogen, while using a military fuel such as JP-8, and meeting military operational requirements does not exist. The development of a compact, transportable JP-8 reformer will allow new high performance technologies to enter militaryand commercial uses.The focus of the Phase I program is defining a reformer supplying high pressure, high-quality hydrogen while achieving the weight and volume goals. System-level design trades using proven reformer approaches and three innovative component design conceptswill result in a design demonstrable during the Phase II program.Sierra Engineering Inc. brings significant analysis, design, fabrication, and test experience to the development of thermal fluid systems in which chemical reactions are present. Sierra possesses extensive experience with high-pressure combustion devicesand thermal management systems utilizing kerosene-type fuels. Sierra's extensive system modeling capability is critical to the understanding of component interactions and system optimization. Sierra's experience in fuel cell stack design, operation, andtesting will ensure that the reformer can be integrated with a fuel cell system. Projections of d

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