Lightweight Hydrogen/Oxygen Thermal Generators for Fuel Cell Power

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7325
Agency Tracking Number: B122-024-0199
Amount: $149,965.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-024
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
MA, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
DUNS: 066594979
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Simon Stone
 Director, Applied Electrochemistry
 (781) 529-0525
Business Contact
 Anthony Vaccaro, Ph.D.
Title: President/COO
Phone: (781) 529-0504
Research Institution
An enhancement opportunity exists in the current systems where weight reduction may be achieved by utilizing rocket thermal energy to provide recharge power to onboard batteries. In this proposal, Giner, Inc. and Purdue University describe an approach for a thermal power generation system that exploits the rocket waste heat to provide reactant gases from solid storage to an efficient, power-dense fuel cell. Excess heat from the ABM third stage rocket motor will be routed to solid precursor storage modules through the insulation matrix. At elevated temperature the precursors will efficiently and rapidly release hydrogen and oxygen gases to the a cell. The system is anticipated to produce>300W and weigh less than 2 kg.

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