Mobile Power Technology Initiative.
Final rept. 1 Jul 92-30 Jun 98
AUBURN UNIV AL SPACE POWER INST
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This program investigated the fundamental limiting factors associated with thermophotovaltaic energy conversion and the phenomenon associated with unique composite electrodes for use in batteries, capacitors, and fuel cells. In the TPV project, emittance, efficiency,and strength have been characterized. TPV mantles have been fabricated and tested to 1700 k. Uniformity of emission has been demonstrated. A Benchtop system was constructed and evaluated. A detailed model is working and has been reported in the literature. The model has been modified to make it easier to use. A vapor pressure facility has been constructed and is operational. Several samples have been fabricated for other Army contractors. PEM membrance-electrode assemblies have been developed with platinum-catalyzed, activated nickel composite fiber electrodes. Electrodes have been built for lithium-ion batteries. Electrodes have been built for electrochemical capacitors using double layer and pseudo capacitors as the storage mechanism.
- Electrical and Electronic Equipment
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Electrochemical Energy Storage