Person Portable JP-8 Fueled Fuel Cell-Power Generator (PJF-Gen)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,954.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-05-M-0217
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-016-0368
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
N05-T016
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ALTEX TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
183365410
Principal Investigator:
Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
(408) 328-8303
mehdi@altextech.com
Business Contact:
John Kelly
President
(408) 328-8302
john@altextech.com
Research Institution:
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
Chunshan Song
206 Hosler Building
University Park, PA, 16802
(814) 863-4466
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Altex Technologies, a small business entity, and Pennsylvania State University (PSU), a research organization, have teamed up under this STTR program to develop the innovative Person Portable JP-8 Fueled Fuel Cell-Power Generator (PJF-Gen). The 500-1000 watts PJF-Gen system will be light and compact, the size of a lunch box, and will reliably operate on JP-8 with fast startup, allowing for individual users to carry it on them and utilize it in remote locations. This is achieved by using the commercially available high temperature PEM fuel cells and an innovative compact reforming method that reliably converts JP-8 to a reformate suitable for these fuel cells. Under the Phase I, analysis and testing will be used to develop and demonstrate the innovative PJF-Gen system design and packaging concepts. Tests will include both the innovative reforming method with actual JP-8 and fuel cell testing. These activities will provide the basis for building and demonstrating a prototype PJF-Gen under Phase II.

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