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EVALUATION OF THE TECHNICAL AND MANUFACTURING FEASIBILITY OFA VARIABLE LIGHT…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7704
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7704
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Comfortex Corp
100 North Mohawk Street Cohoes, NY 12047
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: EVALUATION OF THE TECHNICAL AND MANUFACTURING FEASIBILITY OFA VARIABLE LIGHT TRANSMISSION MOVABLE WINDOW INSULATION SYS TEM
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,414.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW CONCEPT IN WINDOW TREATMENT IS PLANNED WHICH PRIMARILYADDRESSES MARKET REQUIREMENTS FOR AESTHETICS AND LIGHT CONTROL, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME PROVIDING A SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER LEVEL OF INSULATION AND LOWER SHADING COEFFICIENT THAN PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE ENERGY-EFFICIENT WINDOW TREATMENTS. THE WINDOW TREATMENT CONCEPT COMBINES THE FUNCTIONAL ADVANTAGES OF PROVIDING LIGHT-FILTERING AND ROOM-DARKENING EFFECTS TOGETHER WITH INSULATING AND HEAT-BLOCKING EFFECTS, ALL WITHIN A SINGLE-FABRIC PLEATED SHADE FORMAT. THE TECHNOLOGY RELIES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PROCESSES FOR APPLYING HIGH-REMELT-TEMPERATURE ADHESIVES TO POLYESTER FABRICS SHAPED INTO A NOVEL MECHANICAL CONFIGURATION THAT CAN RESULT IN A WINDOW SHADE SYSTEM HAVING DIRECTIONAL AND VARIABLE LIGHT TRANSMISSIVITY. THE MECHANICAL DESIGN FOR VARYING THE LIGHTTRANSMISSIVITY CREATES REFLECTIVE-SURFACE TRAPPED AIR CAVITIES WITHIN THE SHADE THAT COULD SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE BOTH CONVECTIVE AND RADIANT HEAT TRANSFER. THE RESULTING WINDOW/SHADE SYSTEM COULD YIELD THERMAL RESISTANCE VALUES OF 6.0 OR GREATER. THE EFFORT WILL INVOLVE MATERIALS PROCESSING DEVELOPMENT AND EXPERIMENTATION WITH PROOF-OF-CONCEPT MECHANICAL SYSTEMS TO VERIFY THE TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF THE CONCEPT.

Principal Investigator:

John t schnebly
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Business Contact:

Thomas J Marusak
5182331200
Small Business Information at Submission:

Comfortex Corp
100 North Mohawk Street Cohoes, NY 12047

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No