Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.J.04. Soldier Individual Power Source. By FY96, using the best available hydrogen-air Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell technology: (1) Demonstrate a fuel cell powered battery charger which can provide 1200 watt-hr of charging per Kg of fuel. (2) Evaluate pressurized hydrogen/oxygen PEM fuel cell systems and determine whether further development of such systems will be advantageous over the more near-term hydrogen/air systems. Demonstrate a 50 watt/200 watt-hour fuel cell power supply weighing 2 Kg and characterize a unit capable of 500 watt-hours. By FY98, using best available hydrogen/air, hydrogen/oxygen, or liquid fueled PEM fuel cell technology, demonstrate a 50 watt/200 watt-hour fuel cell power supply that weighs less than 1 Kg and 150 watt/600 watt-hour unit weighing less than 2.5 Kg.

Supports: Generation II Solider, 21 CLW, DBBL, SOF.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Richard Jacobs Carolyn Nash Chris Kearns
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