Powder Reactant Delivery System for Air Independent Fuel Cell

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0292
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-030-0447
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T030
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
IngeniumTechnologies Corp.
4216 Maray Drive, Rockford, IL, 61107
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
128204190
Principal Investigator:
David Chaudoir
Senior Engineer
(815) 399-8803
dave.chaudoir@ingeniumtech.com
Business Contact:
Jeffery Schneider
Chief Financial Officer
(815) 315-9271
jeff.schneider@ingeniumtech.com
Research Institution:
Drexel University
Yury Gogotsi
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
(215) 895-6446
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
An air independent fuel cell fuel delivery system that is based on the reaction of aluminum and water with a unique additive package that promotes and controls the rate of hydrogen generation and heat released. The fuel delivery system features a unique design that controls the introduction of fuel to the user, yet allows for rapid refueling between missions. The fuel mixture is packaged in an inexpensive modular approach that facilitates the fueling and defueling process without leakage or packaging failures. Operation of the fuel delivery system features a readily controlled process where only the needed fuel required to operate the platform is provided at the inlet conditions of a PEM fuel cell. As the rate of fuel delivery drops, additional fuel mixture is exposed to water allowing the flow rate to the fuel cell to remain constant. Start-up of the system is rapid and fuel delivery process can be stopped and restarted without any manned intervention. Flow delivery can be varyed thoughout the mission operating scenario from about 2% to 100% of flow requirements.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government