Accession Number : ADA126121


Title :   U. S. (United States) Air Force Fuel Cell Application Analysis.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 80-1 Jan 82,


Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS DIV


Personal Author(s) : Pouchot,W D ; Summers,W A ; Hofbauer,J A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a126121.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 450


Abstract : Fuel Cell Power Unit conceptual designs and cost/benefit analyses were accomplished for six U.S. Air Force applications. The applications included two attended remote sites, two unattended remote sites; and two tactical/mobile requirements. The electrical power ratings of these designs ranged from 23kW to 100kW. Fuels considered included diesel, Jet Fuel (JP-4) and methanol. Life cycle cost and benefit analyses showed that significant savings and operational improvements could be realized with the introduction of fuel cells into the USAF power generation inventory. (Author)


Descriptors :   *TEST AND EVALUATION , *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , *FUEL CELLS , PORTABLE EQUIPMENT , COST ANALYSIS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , ENERGY CONVERSION , MOBILE , POWER SUPPLIES , BENEFITS , SAVINGS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE