High Energy Laser Advanced Cell (HELAC) Power System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-15-C-7216
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2045
Amount: $1,485,055.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-021
Solicitation Number: 2013.2
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-05-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-07
Small Business Information
431A Hayden Station Road, Windsor, CT, 06095
DUNS: 610359684
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 William Smith
 (860) 688-6500
Business Contact
 William Davis
Title: PMO
Phone: (860) 688-6500
Email: bdavis@infinityfuel.com
Research Institution
New generation electric lasers offer the potential of a compact, lightweight deployable directed energy weapon with projected power levels into the megawatt range.These systems require power generation sources that can near-instantaneously deliver high levels of clean, stable power to the HEL load without disturbing the weapon platform stability or environment.This Proposed Phase II program advances development of an air-independent Non-Flow-Through (NFT) Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell by designing, fabricating and testing a complete fuel cell power plant capable of powering an electrically driven laser.The Phase I effort successfully demonstrated fuel cell operation at current densities projected to support a specific power of greater than 4kW/kg in a flight system and demonstrated excellent load following response time.Projections for Phase II and Development Systems show the proposed NFT-PEM fuel cell system meeting or exceeding the required mission profile requirements of power, voltage, current, cycles and transients.Approved for Public Release 15-MDA-8169 (20 March 15)

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