Advances in design of solid oxide fuel cell hybrid power systems for underwater applications

Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh, S. Tobias Junker, Carl Willman, Jonathan A. Peters, Jay Martin, Dave Lowe, Michael Pastula, Eric Tang

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A hybrid propulsion system for torpedo propulsion applications was developed. The hybrid system utilizes a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) to provide low power propulsion and hotel loads supplemented by a high power turbine for high speed pursuit, with both systems using common fuel and oxidant sources. A solid LiCl04 oxidant source was investigated. Individual subsystems including the SOFC stack and LiCl04 oxidant source were physically tested. Trade studies were performed comparing various fuel, oxidant, low power, and high power sources, based on testing performance of the subsystems. The SOFC low power system was demonstrated to provide the longest low power range while maintaining the necessary high power reserve for target pursuit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationECS Transactions - Fuel Cell Seminar 2008
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781607680796
ISBN (Print)9781566777292
StatePublished - 2009
Event2008 Fuel Cell Seminar and Exposition - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2008Oct 31 2008

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Other2008 Fuel Cell Seminar and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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