Lightweight Hydrogen/Oxygen Thermal Generators for Fuel Cell Power

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$149,965.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7325
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B122-024-0199
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-024
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
MA, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066594979
Principal Investigator:
Simon Stone
Director, Applied Electrochemistry
(781) 529-0525
sstone@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony Vaccaro, Ph.D.
President/COO
(781) 529-0504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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