AN INVESTIGATION OF SOLID-ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS.
Final rept., Feb 62-Apr 63,
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP PITTSBURGH PA
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The potential value of a solid-electrolyte fuel cell system as an electrical power supply for aerospace applications is demonstrated by the performance of actual fuel-cell batteries. Three cell units weighing 6 g and occupying 6.2 cu cm delivered 2.1 watts, operating at electrolyte current densities of 750 masq cm and at an operating temperature of 1000 C. This represents achieved performance of 150 wattslb and 9500 watts per cubic foot of actual battery components. The life of these batteries has not been com pletely evaluated. Systems studies show that self-sustaining power systems can be built weigh ing less than 50 lbkw and occupying about 0.3 cu ftkw of installed capacity in plant sizes of 0.5 kw or larger. Author