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High Performance Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) for Space Energy Storage SystemsRegenerative fuel cells provide a pathway to energy storage system development that are game changers for NASA missions. The fuel cell/ electrolysis MEA performance requirements 0.92 V/ 1.44 V at 200 mA/cm2 can be met. Fuel Cell MEAs have been incorporated into advanced NFT stacks. Electrolyzer stack development in progress. Fuel Cell MEA performance is a strong function of membrane selection, membrane selection will be driven by durability requirements. Electrolyzer MEA performance is catalysts driven, catalyst selection will be driven by durability requirements. Round Trip Efficiency, based on a cell performance, is approximately 65%.
Document ID
20130010767
Document Type
Presentation
External Source(s)
Authors
Valdez, Thomas I.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Billings, Keith J.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kisor, Adam
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Bennett, William R.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Jakupca, Ian J.
(Analex Corp. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Burke, Kenneth
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hoberecht, Mark A.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
April 18, 2012
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Meeting Information
Meeting: 2012 Space Power Workshop
Location: Manhattan Beach, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: April 17, 2012
End Date: April 19, 2012
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Plastic Encapsulated Microelectronics (PEM)
electrolysis
fuel cell
electrolyzer

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