Nacent Hydrogen: An Energy Source

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19604
Amount: $74,983.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nelson J. Gernert
 (717) 569-6551
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL CONCERNS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL ENERGY SOURCE FOR SDI APPLICATIONS. HYDROGEN IS USED AS A FUEL; POWER PRODUCING ELECTROLYTIC CELL TECHNOLOGY IS USED FOR THE CATALYTIC PROCESS; ELECTROLYSIS IS NOT REQUIRED. THE RESULT IS A PASSIVE, SELF SUSTAINING NON-ELECTROLYTIC METHOD FOR EXTRACTING ENERGY FROM HYDROGEN. HYDROGEN IS SUPPLIED TO A CATALYST AND ENERGY ID PREDICTED USING THIS PROCESS THAN WOULD BE ACHIEVED BY COMBUSTING THE HYDROGEN WITH OXYGEN. THE PROPOSED PHASE I OBJECTIVE WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING: 500 WATTS AT 300 0C. THIS REQUIRES EXTENSION OF THE PRESENT STATE-OF-THE-ART FROM 50 WATTS AT 300 0C. A FUTURE PHASE II PROGRAM WOULD INVOLVE EXTENDING THE POWER LEVEL TO 10,000 WATTS IN A PACKAGE SUITABLE FOR COMMERCIALIZATION.

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