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Design considerations for a 10-kW integrated hydrogen-oxygen regenerative fuel cell systemIntegration of an alkaline fuel cell subsystem with an alkaline electrolysis subsystem to form a regenerative fuel cell (RFC) system for low earth orbit (LEO) applications characterized by relatively high overall round trip electrical efficiency, long life, and high reliability is possible with present state of the art technology. A hypothetical 10 kW system computer modeled and studied based on data from ongoing contractual efforts in both the alkaline fuel cell and alkaline water electrolysis areas. The alkaline fuel cell technology is under development utilizing advanced cell components and standard Shuttle Orbiter system hardware. The alkaline electrolysis technology uses a static water vapor feed technique and scaled up cell hardware is developed. The computer aided study of the performance, operating, and design parameters of the hypothetical system is addressed.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Hoberecht, M. A.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Miller, T. B.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Rieker, L. L.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Gonzalez-Sanabria, O. D.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Subject Category
Energy Production And Conversion
Meeting Information
IECEC ''84: Advanced energy systems - Their role in our future(San Francisco, CA)
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