Nacent Hydrogen: An Energy Source

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$74,983.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
19604
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Nelson J. Gernert
(717) 569-6551
Business Contact:
() -
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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