Interconnect Coating of Planar SOFC Stacks for Undersea Applications

Period of Performance: 08/18/2006 - 08/18/2007

$100K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Materials & Systems Research, Inc.
5395 West 700 South Array
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The development of an effective coating technology is proposed to be applied for planar SOFC stacks. In Phase I, a short stack with coated interconnects will be tested and compared to an identical stack with uncoated interconnects. Several coating methods will be evaluated. With the proposed coating strategy and the established SOFC technologies, a durable 1-3 kW SOFC system will be developed.