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Metal Hydride Energy Sources for Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0963
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-064
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Metal Hydride Energy Sources for Very High Altitude Aircraft Propulsion
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0137
Award Amount: $749,969.00
 

Abstract:

A Metal Hydride Solid Oxide Battery has been explored to answer the need for high energy density power required for High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) aircraft. Lithium Hydride is a fuel source that can be stably stored for long periods allowing for a high level of readiness. Further, Lithium Hydride has a high energy density. The electrochemical oxidation of Lithium Hydride is far more effective than Carnot limited heat engines. When utilized in an electrochemical cell, energy densities of 1800Wh/kg and specific energy of more than 1100Wh/liter are anticipated. This cell can operate at high altitudes in thin air where many other energy alternatives are limited.

Principal Investigator:

William Rauch
Sr Scientist
(404) 584-2475
wrauch@johnsonrd.com

Business Contact:

Anthony Pace
COO
(404) 584-2475
pace@johnsonrd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc.
263 Decatur Street Atlanta, GA -

EIN/Tax ID: 581973838
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No