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)
- 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
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 grants.gov website.