Accession Number:

ADA522678

Title:

Development and Fielding of a Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY OPERATIONAL TEST COMMAND FORT HOOD TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Fuel cells are developing as one of the most promising and suitable energy sources for many military applications. The U.S. Army Operational Test Command required and contracted for a low-power, 250-W transportable direct methanol fuel cell to power operational test instrumentation in support of the future combat systems test and evaluation. This unit also has application by the German Bundeswehr as a battery-charging station and auxiliary power unit. The direct methanol fuel cell is characterized by its low noise emission, minimal thermal signature, and high fuel efficiency that will enable continuously sustained operation for long duration missions in the field.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE