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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-06-C-0405
Agency Tracking Number: N054-016-0368
Amount: $496,584.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: N05-T016
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
ALTEX TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Duns: 183365410
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mehdi Namazian
 Vice President
 (408) 328-8303
 mehdi@altextech.com
Business Contact
 John Kelly
Title: President
Phone: (408) 328-8302
Email: john@altextech.com
Research Institution
 THE PENNSYVANIA STATE UNIV.
 Chunshan Song
 206 Hosler Building
Univeristy Park, PA, 16802
 (814) 863-4466
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Altex Technologies Corporation, a small business, and Pennsylvania State University, a research institution, have teamed up to develop the innovative Person Portable JP-8 Fueled Fuel Cell Power Generator (PJF-Gen). The 500-1000 watts system will be lightweight, the size of a lunch box, will reliably operate on JP-8 and start fast, thereby meeting all Navy requirements. This is achieved by using a commercially available high temperature PEM fuel cell and an innovative compact and reliable reformer that converts JP-8 to a reformate that is compatible with the fuel cell. Under the Phase II Base effort, analysis and testing will be used to develop and demonstrate the innovative PJF-Gen system in the laboratory at a TRL of 4. Options 1 and 2 will raise the TRL levels to 5 and 6, respectively, leading up to a Navy supervised field test of a prototype unit. Results of these Phase II efforts will provide a basis for commerciializing the system for Navy, and other applications.

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