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A MULTIBAR RIM DRIVE FOR HELIOSTAT SOLAR CONCENTRATORS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6989
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6989
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dan-ka Products Inc.
3862 S Kalamath Englewood, CO 80110
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: A MULTIBAR RIM DRIVE FOR HELIOSTAT SOLAR CONCENTRATORS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

STRETCHED MEMBRANE MIRROR STRUCTURES ARE UNDER DEVELOPMENT AS A POTENTIAL SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT FOR SOLAR CONCENTRATOR MIRRORS FOR HELIOSTATS AND DISHES. THE PROPOSED MULTIBAR RIM DRIVE CONCEPT IS A SIMILAR POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENT FOR SUPPORTING AND STEERING THESE MIRROR STRUCTURES. THE DRIVE CONCEPT COULD BE INCORPORATED INTO THE PRESENT GENERATION OF HELIOSTAT DESIGNS; HOWEVER, IT IS EXPECTED THAT IT WOULD BE MORE BENEFICIAL WHEN USED WITH THESTRETCHED MEMBRANE STRUCTURAL CONCEPT. THE PRIMARY IMPROVEMENT IS THAT IT CARRIES THE LOADS DIRECTLY FROM THE RIM TO MULTIPLE POINTS ON THE GROUND, THUS ELIMINATING THE NEED TO CARRY THE LOADS BACK TO A CENTER POST. IN ADDITION THE MULTIBAR CONCEPT ALLOWS THE MIRROR TO BE STOWED IN A FACE-DOWN POSITION, WHICH MAY PROVE MANDATORY TO PROTECT THETHIN MEMBRANE REFLECTIVE SURFACE FROM HAIL.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Daniel V Sallis
3037891026

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Dan-ka Products Inc.
3862 S Kalamath Englewood, CO 80110

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