The development of a small milliwatt fuel cell system for powering sensors is described. The fuel cell is fueled by hydrogen derived from a solid calcium hydride fuel and oxygen derived from hydrogen peroxide. The fuel cell delivers a steady 100 milliwatts at 6 volts to a DC to DC inverter with an output of about 30 volts. The inverter output charges a small 28 volt nickel-cadmium battery which delivers a steady 2 mA to a sensing load and 430 mA intermittently to a transmitter. /GMRL/

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  • Pagination: p. 830-36

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE No. 749165
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM