EATONTOWN, N.J., 21 September 2006. Millennium Cell Inc., a developer of hydrogen battery technology, and Gecko Energy Technologies have developed a fuel cell-powered wireless camera prototype system with infrared sensing and audio capability. It is the first integration of Millennium Cell's Hydrogen on Demand sodium borohydride fuel technology and Gecko's PowerSkin fuel cell technology into a hydrogen battery.
The integrated hydrogen battery demonstrates the potential for fuel cells in low-power, long run-time devices. This piece of equipment fits a need in homeland security and defense applications for longer lasting power sources for wireless sensors and networks, remote surveillance equipment and portable device recharging applications.
The device was demonstrated at the Homeland Defense Conference sponsored by InSitech at the U.S. Army's Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County, N.J. Picatinny is home to the U.S. Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, whose mission is to provide research, product development, and full life cycle engineering for ammunition, weapons, fire control, systems, explosives, propellants, and pollution prevention technology.