Liquid Hydrocarbon Fueled Portable Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-04-C-R164
Agency Tracking Number: O022-0099
Amount: $729,721.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2002
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD02-EP08
Solicitation Number: 2002.2
Small Business Information
ADAPTIVE MATERIALS, INC.
4403 Concourse Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, 48108
DUNS: 070420992
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Crumm
 President
 (734) 302-7632
 acrumm@adaptivematerials.com
Business Contact
 Aaron Crumm
Title: President
Phone: (734) 302-7632
Email: acrumm@adaptivematerials.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Adaptive Materials intends to leverage its Phase I design work and previous microtubule SOFC development success to develop and demonstrate a soldier portable 150 watt SOFC system with a minimum specific energy of 1,500 Whr/kg. We believe the solid oxide fuel cell technology recently demonstrated by Adaptive Materials offers a potential 21st century power source solution. Our miniature solid oxide fuel cell technology is an ultra light weight, compact, and robust fuel cell capable of running on high energy density hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons are the highest energy density fuels available, and the use of solid oxide fuel cell technology offers the best opportunity to harvest the largest fraction of the stored energy. Our fuel cell is immune to thermal and mechanical shocks and it incorporates multiple redundancies for battlefield reliability. Adaptive Materials intends to develop and demonstrate an affordable, supportable, adaptable and highly mobile 150 watt SOFC power system for high power consumption military devices. The deliverable at the end of the program will be the demonstration of a liquid hydrocarbon powered solid oxide fuel cell with a minimum 1,500 Whr/kg.

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