This technology is a power-dense, JP-5 fueled Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) power plant/Integrated Fuel Cell System (IFCS). The system consists of a novel integration of PCI’s JP-5 fuel reforming technology to convert JP-5 into a hydrogen containing gas, and a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack with proven performance in UAS applications. Implementation on Group 1-3 UAS will increase range and mission duration and support One Fuel Forward policy. Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) develops, manufactures, and markets components and systems for clean and efficient power generation and has extensive experience developing and integrating fuel reformers and SOFC stacks for DoD applications. Our goal is to provide the JP-5 fueling system to power and propulsion contractors for integration and supply to UAS prime contractors.
There is a need for a device to identify and remove copper that is leaching into jet fuel stores. Currently, no solutions are available to mitigate the effect of copper-nickel contamination and replacement of fuel piping is prohibitively expensive. PCI is developing a replaceable filter module that integrates a sorbent that is chemically tuned to selectively attract and retain dissolved copper without affecting fuel additives or the fuel itself. It is has a short contact time, low-pressure drop a high mass transfer rate substrate that has demonstrated high copper removal rates. This offers a viable path to removing copper and improving the fuel thermal oxidation stability of jet fuel.
This technology is a catalytic scrubber material used for breathing air filtration which eliminates contaminants to improve productivity and safety of Navy and Marine personnel. An improved breathing air filtration system is the initial application with other air filtration applications envisioned. Implementation of the scrubber technology promotes destruction/inerting of contaminants in air and improves prevention of respiratory contamination. Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) develops, manufactures, and markets components and systems for clean and efficient air cleaning and emissions control and has extensive experience utilizing sorbents and catalysts. Our goal is to transition this technology to the fleet in an initial application working with a commercial manufacturer and Navy personnel to improve safety and productivity for Sailors and Marines. Technology licenses for other applications will be pursued.