Advanced Power and Energy for Undersea Applications

The Advanced Power and Energy for Undersea Applications program aims to develop component, subsystem and system technologies for advanced high-energy density and power density propulsion systems, and enabling increased endurance and reliability in an air-independent environment.

The program has an annual review of all current performers to cover current Navy science and technology (S&T) efforts in the areas of air-independent energy, propulsion technologies for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) and undersea weapons. The review discusses S&T progress to date in these efforts and fosters discussion and future collaboration among the performers, while helping to formulate future S&T strategies.

Research Concentration Areas

  • Development of fuel cells (proton exchange membrane and solid oxide)
  • Batteries
  • Engines and fuels
  • Fuel/oxidizer storage and delivery technologies and methods

Research Challenges and Opportunities

Some examples of focus areas for research are listed below. This list is not all-encompassing. Please reach out to the program officer listed below for further information:

  • Electrochemical energy conversion in fuel cells for underwater propulsion
  • Next-generation hydrogen storage materials for UUVs
  • Operando optical studies for understanding combustion mechanisms in fuels for undersea weapons
  • Oxygen generation for use in UUVs

Program Contact Information

Name: Maria Medeiros

Title: Program Officer

Department: Code 333

Email for Questions:

How to Submit

Submit white papers, QUAD charts and full proposals for contracts to this email address: ONR Code 33 Research Submissions

Follow instructions within BAA for submission of grant proposals to website.

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