Business

August 12, 2012

ONR selects Hamilton Sundstrand for demonstration of energy-dense PEMFC based air-independent propulsion system

UTC Aerospace Systems’ legacy Hamilton Sundstrand business was recently awarded a contract by the Office of Naval Research to demonstrate an energy-dense air independent power system for an undersea vehicle as part of ONR’s Long-Endurance Undersea Vehicle Propulsion Program.

UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

This program will develop an energy storage system that will allow an undersea vehicle to carry out a longer mission with additional capabilities. UTC Aerospace Systems, together with UTC Power and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., will demonstrate a fully integrated solution that includes a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell and cryogenically stored fuel and oxidant. The PEMFC-based system would replace existing battery systems, providing greater energy and operational options to the U.S. Navy.

“We are currently in production with the PEMFC providing a Fuel Cell Power Module for the Spanish Navy’s S-80 Submarine and feel that we are well placed with our partners to deliver a proven option to ONR and the US Navy on this program,” said G. Allen Flynt, general manager, Space Systems, UTC Aerospace Systems.

“Ball Aerospace is a leader in long duration storage and management of cryogens for both space and tactical environments,” said Jim Oschmann, vice president and general manager for Ball’s Tactical Solutions strategic business unit. “Ball provided the cryogenic hydrogen and oxygen power reactant storage tanks on all of the NASA space shuttles and most recently the liquid hydrogen tanks for the Boeing Phantom Eye prototype High Altitude Long Endurance demonstration aircraft.”

UTC Power, a proven leader in the design, manufacture and deployment of fuel cells for a wide range of applications, is designing the fuel cell power module system for this demonstration project. “We are pleased that our fuel cell technology and system design are key elements to this exciting project,” said Joe Triompo, vice president and general manager of UTC Power. “This application of our PEM technology builds on our rich history of providing clean, dependable power for the world around us – from building and buses to spacecrafts and undersea vehicles.”

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications.

Based in South Windsor, Conn., UTC Power is the world leader in developing and producing fuel cells that generate energy for buildings and for transportation, space and defense applications. UTC Power has designed, manufactured, and installed more than 300 stationary fuel cells in 19 countries on six continents.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines March 4, 2015

News: Pentagon: Another BRAC will save money - Pentagon planners have a new pitch to lawmakers skeptical of a fresh round of base closings: We promise we’ll save money this time.   Business: China’s new C919 will begin test flights this year - China’s new superjet will take to the skies for the first time later this...
 
 
Air Force photograph by SrA. Jensen Stidham

World War II pilot reunited with P-47

Air Force photograph by SrA. Jensen Stidham Retired Air National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Hertel, laughs while under the wing of a P-47 Thunderbolt during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course Feb. 2...
 
 

News Briefs March 4, 2015

General: 8,500 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraq so far The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has killed more than 8,500 Islamic State fighters since its bombing campaign began in August, the top general overseeing the coalition said March 3. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the commander of U.S. Central Command, said the Islamic State, which...
 

 
Lockheed Martin photograph

Turning up the heat

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin ATHENA laser weapon system defeats a truck target by disabling the engine, demonstrating its military effectiveness against enemy ground vehicles. Latest evolution of Lockheed Martin l...
 
 

USO Visit

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Actor Vince Vaughn speaks with Edwards Airmen and 412th Security Forces Squadron members at the base library before introducing an advance screening of his new movie, “Unfinished Business,” at the base theater Feb. 28.
 
 

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDERô team begins final assembly of second aircraft

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced March 4 the start of final assembly of the second S-97 RAIDERô helicopter at the company’s Development Flight Center. Along with a team of industry suppliers, Sikorsky is developing two RAIDERô prototypes to demonstrate the revolutionary new capabilities in improved maneuverability and flight speed. The...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>