Accession Number : AD0813859

Title :   ORBITAL FUEL CELL.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical rept. no. 3, 1 Jan-31 Mar 67.

Corporate Author : ALLIS-CHALMERS MFG CO MILWAUKEE WIS SPACE AND DEFENSE SCIENCES DEPT

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The objective of the contract is to obtain and demonstrate the fuel cell technology required for a 550-watt-hour-per-pound fuel cell power system for unmanned Air Force orbiting vehicles. The fuel cell system will be required to supply cyclically varying output current ranging from 9 amperes to 30 amperes at a voltage between 22 to 30 volts for mission durations of 720 hours. The fuel cell system is to consist of two or more 28-cell hydrogen-oxygen capillary-type fuel cell modules with the necessary controls and instrumentation to make each capable of independent operation from a common reactant storage system.

Descriptors :   (*FUEL CELLS, MILITARY SATELLITES), CIRCUITS, SCHEDULING, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, HYDROGEN, OXYGEN, THERMAL PROPERTIES, VOLTAGE, TEMPERATURE, ANODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL), CATHODES(ELECTROLYTIC CELL), MODEL TESTS

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE