Accession Number:

AD0741839

Title:

Dual Cell Regenerative Fuel Cell Investigation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 22 Jun 70-30 Jan 72,

Corporate Author:

PRATT AND WHITNEY AIRCRAFT EAST HARTFORD CONN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

An analytical and exploratory development program was conducted on an integrated dual cell design of a hydrogen-oxygen regenerative fuel cell. Discussed is a design which employs separate fuel cell and electrolysis cells in a single container which also acts as a reactant pressure vessel. The alkaline matrix cells are arranged on two concentric cylinders within the pressure vessel with water transport accomplished by vapor diffusion across the hydrogen gap separating the cell cylinders. The performance and endurance potential of the dual cell concept was evaluated. The fuel cell is being designed for use in satellites to overcome the problem of power generation during solar eclipse. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE