LIQUID-HYDROGEN AUTOMOTIVE ONBOARD STORAGE AND SERVICING SYSTEM PROJECT: A PROGRESS REPORT

Under Department of Energy sponsorship, the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory is presently road testing a US intermediate sized automobile adapted to liquid-hydrogen fuel. The overall project objective is to document a general experience base as a point of departure for future development. A semiautomatic fueling station developed by the Deutsche Forschungs-und Versuchsanstalt fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt (DFVLR) of the Federal Republic of Germany is being used to service (refuel) the experimental vehicle. The DFVLR also provided the 150-l (39.6-gal.) cryogenic liquid-hydrogen storage tank mounted in the trunk compartment and the dashboard fuel gauging system. The V-6 turbocharged engine was converted to hydrogen operation by the Billings Energy Corporation. Both the container and the engine modifications represented state-of-the-art technology when the program began. (ERA citation 06:009398)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Society of Automotive Engineers international engineering congress and exposition, Detroit, MI, USA, 23 Feb 1981.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Escher Technology Associates

    1405 Route US 27
    St Johns, MI  United States  48879

    Los Alamos National Laboratory

    P.O. Box 1663
    Los Alamos, NM  United States  87545

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Stewart, W F
    • Escher, WJD
  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00336759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-810206-4
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM