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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$496,584.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-06-C-0405
Award Id:
75413
Agency Tracking Number:
N054-016-0368
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
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 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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