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THE DEVELOPMENT OF OPTIMUM STRUCTURAL SUPPORTS FOR LARGE APERTURE STRETCHED…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7042
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7042
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Solar Kinetics Inc.
10635 King William Dr Dallas, TX 75220
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: THE DEVELOPMENT OF OPTIMUM STRUCTURAL SUPPORTS FOR LARGE APERTURE STRETCHED MEMBRANE HELIOSTATS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,662.00
 

Abstract:

A STRUCTURAL SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR LARGE APERTURE, STRETCHED MEMBRANE HELIOSTATS WILL BE DEVELOPED. THIS SUPPORT SYSTEM PROVIDES A TRACKING PLATFORM AND RESISTANCE TO THE WIND LOADENVIRONMENT. STRETCHED MEMBRANE HELIOSTATS ENJOY A SIMPLICITY AND STRUCTURAL EFFICIENCY THAT RESULTS IN LOW REFLECTOR COSTS. MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY IS PARTICULARLY SUITEDTO CAPTURE ECONOMIES OF SCALE THROUGH LARGE APERTURE CONCENTRATORS. THE MAJOR LIMITATION IN ACHIEVING FURTHER REDUCTION IN PRICE AND INCREASE IN SIZE IS THE SUPPORT STRUCTURE. DEVELOPED SUPPORT SYSTEMS ARE SUBSTANTIALLY HEAVIER THAN THE REFLECTOR, AND MAY NOT TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE UNIQUE STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS IN MEMBRANE CONCENTRATORS. IN PHASE I, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MIRROR MODULE, LOAD ENVIRONMENT, AND MATERIAL EFFICIENCIES WILL BE DEFINED. ALTERNATIVE SUPPORT CONFIGURATIONS THAT OVERCOME LIMITATIONS TO LARGE APERTURES WILL BE DEFINED AND COMPARED ON A PARAMETRIC BASIS. IT IS PLANNED THAT PHASE IIEFFORTS WILL PROVIDE FOR DETAILED DESIGN AND TESTING OF AN EFFICIENT SUPPORT SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Mr david l white
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Solar Kinetics Inc
10635 King William Dr Dallas, TX 75220

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