HYDROGEN STORAGE IN METAL HYDRIDES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10332
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague St, Pacoima, CA, 91331
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark J Delarosa
 (818) 899-0236
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
AS SPACECRAFT PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS BECOME MORE RIGOROUS, MATERIALS AND PARTS SPECIFICATIONS BECOME MORE DIFFICULT TO MEET. HIGH PERFORMANCE MUST BE COMBINED WITH LIGHTWEIGHT TO DERIVE THE MAXIUM BENEFIT FROM SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS. SIMPLICITY IS ALSO ESSENTIAL IN AVOIDING MAJOR REDESIGN AND INCREASED COSTS FOR COMPLICATED SYSTEMS. CURRENT AND FUTURE SPACECRAFT SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRE A METHOD TO SAFELY STORE HYDROGEN. IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM, ULTRAMET PROPOSES TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF INFILTRATING A CARBON FOAM WITH A HYDROGEN-ABSORBING MAGNESIUM COMPOUND BY CHEMICAL VAPOR INFILTRATION (CVI), A VARIATION OF THE CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD) PROCESS. THE RESULTANT COMPOSITE FOAM STRUCTURE WILL MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF BEING LIGHTWEIGHT, HAVING A HIGH SURFACE AREA WITH WHICH TO STORE HYDROGEN, AND BEING SIMPLE IN BOTH DESIGN AND USE.

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