ADVANCED FUEL CELLS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,556.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6588
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Treadwell Corp
128 E 56th St, New York, NY, 10022
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
R J LAWRENCE
(203) 283-8251
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE MOST CRITICAL ASPECT OF THE RADIO FREQUENCY POWER SUPPLY FOR THE NEUTRAL PARTICLE BEAM INTEGRATED EXPERIMENT IS ITS POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO. IN ADDITION, THE SPACE-QUALIFIED 45V POWER SUPPLY MUST BE ABLE TO SUPPLY 27,000 AMP PULSES DOWN TO 350 MICROSECONDS WITH ONLY A 2 - 3% VOLTAGE DROP. PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELLS HAVE POTENTIALLY THE HIGHEST POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO OF ANY TYPE OF FUEL CELL. THE TREADWELL CORPORATION CURRENTLY HAS A 45 VOLT PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL UNDER DEVELOPMENT, WHICH HAS AN EXCELLENT CHANCE OF SATISFYING THE STATED SPECIFICATIONS. THE SPECIFICATIONS ARE OUTSIDE THE NORMAL OPERATING ENEVELOPE OF THE PRESENT FUEL CELL DESIGN, SO FURTHER INFORMATION AND TESTING ON THE LABORATORY PROTOTYPE WOULD BE NEEDED. TREADWELL THEREFORE, PROPOSES TO TEST ITS CURRENT PROTOTYPE PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL TO BE CERTAIN THAT THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL FILL THE STATED NEEDS.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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