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Optimized Off-the-shelf Self-Powered Portable Trap for Haematophagous Arthropods

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
66861
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O032-3058
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hi-Z Technology, Inc.
Suite 7400 7606 Miramar Road San Diego, CA 92126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Optimized Off-the-shelf Self-Powered Portable Trap for Haematophagous Arthropods
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0034
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

An optimized off-the-shelf self-powered trap for haematophagous arthropods with an enhanced mosquito capturing efficiency will be designed, fabricated and tested by Hi-Z Technology and the John W. Hock Company. The self-powered feature will be realized byusing a fossil fuel (Diesel/JP-8/Propane) driven burner coupled with a thermoelectric power generating section. Electric power that is generating by the thermoelectric section will drive the existing Model 1012 mosquito trap components, such as fan, lightbulb and circuit board. The burner exhaust will supply CO2, H2O vapor and heat to the trap entrance in order to attract mosquitoes.This proposed effort will make extensive use of Hi-Z's expertise in the field of thermoelectric power supplies and self-powered appliances development and the John W. Hock Company's experience in the insects sampling devices and techniqe development.The fossil fuel power supply will have dual-use applications. Simple, rugged and driven by a logistic or propane fuel the power supply can be employed in the both, military and civilian markets as a battery charger or direct power source for someelectronic devices, such as radios, cell phones, lighting, etc.

Principal Investigator:

Aleksandr S. Kushch
Energy Technology Manager
8586956660
a.kushch@hi-z.com

Business Contact:

Norbert B. Elsner
President
8586956660
n.elsner@hi-z.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

HI-Z TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Suite 7400, 7606 Miramar Road San Diego, CA 92126

EIN/Tax ID: 330298975
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No