Accession Number : ADA301415

Title :   Conceptual Study on Replacing the RAVEN Back Pack Radio Batteries with a Solid Polymer Fuel Cell.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Clark, Gregory A.

PDF Url : ADA301415

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A conceptual study has demonstrated the technical possibility of replacing the RAVEN radio batteries with a solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell. The fuel cell would operate on air and stored hydrogen released from a metal hydride. The study revealed that the fuel cell power source offered logistical benefits over nickel cadmium batteries and potential cost savings over lithium sulphur dioxide batteries. The study suggests that methods of chemically generating hydrogen and oxygen should be investigated as they may provide significant increased power and energy density for such fuel cell power systems. jg p.3

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *SOLIDS, *RADIO EQUIPMENT, *FUEL CELLS, *BACKPACKS, METALS, DENSITY, HYDRIDES, AIR, ENERGY, HYDROGEN, OXYGEN, POWER SUPPLIES, LITHIUM BATTERIES, SULFUR, ELECTROLYTES, AUSTRALIA, NICKEL CADMIUM BATTERIES, DIOXIDES.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE