Accession Number:

ADA357845

Title:

A Microfabricated Motor-Compressor for Fuel Cell Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 16 Jun 96-14 Jun 98

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

This effort is directed at research leading to microfabricated motor driven compressors suitable far the pressurization of fuel cells in the 50-150 watt range and microblowers lower pressure rise, high air flows for instrument aspiration. Micromachined from silicon, these are high power microelectrical and mechanical systems MEMS. The design performance for the compressor is pumping 0.1 gsec of air at a pressure ratio of 21 while consuming approximately 15-20 watts of electrical power.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE