Accession Number : ADA440192


Title :   A Micro Hydrogen Air Fuel Cell


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jul 1997-Sep 2004


Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH


Personal Author(s) : Savinell, Robert F ; Wainright, Jesse S


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA440192


Report Date : Oct 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : The object of this project is to produce a microfabricated hydrogen-air fuel cell by combining microfabrication techniques, polymer electrolyte fuel cell technology, and metal hydride fuel storage. The result will be a device capable of providing on-board electrical power for microelectronic circuits, sensors, and actuators with energy storage and power delivery capabilities considerably greater than that of thin-film batteries. Integrated packages of fuel cells (up to three cells in series) and fuel storage/hydrogen generation have been successfully fabricated and tested. Each of the major milestones has been achieved and the fabrication yields and device performance have been improved. We have also been looking for insertion opportunities and partners with which to develop this technology. Recently, we have signed an agreement of collaboration with The Ash lawn Group, LLC, of Alexandria, VA to develop this technology to provide power for smart munitions.


Descriptors :   *HYDROGEN AIR FUEL CELLS , ELECTRIC POWER , ELECTROLYTES , FABRICATION , FUEL CELLS , MICROCIRCUITS , MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS , MICROELECTRONICS , THIN FILMS


Subject Categories : Electrochemical Energy Storage


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE