HYDROGEN STORAGE IN METAL HYDRIDES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
10332
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague St, Pacoima, CA, 91331
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Mark J Delarosa
(818) 899-0236
Business Contact:
() -
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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