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DESIGN OF A 1.5 KW PORTABLE, ELECTRIC GENERATOR

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
91
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
91
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sunpower, Inc.
182 Mill Street Athens, OH 45701-2627
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: DESIGN OF A 1.5 KW PORTABLE, ELECTRIC GENERATOR
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $192,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE EXPERIENCE GAINED FROM THE DESIGN AND OPERATION OF TWO PREVIOUS PROTOTYPES WILL BE USED AS THE BASIS FOR THE SYSTEM DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A THIRD GENERATION FREE-PISTON STIRLING LINEAR ALTERNATOR SYSTEM CAPABLE OF RELIABLY PRODUCING 1.5 KW OF 60 HZ 120 VAC SINGLE PHASE POWER OR 1.4 KW OF DC POWER AT 12 OR 28 VOLTS. THE MACHINE WILL BE ABLE TO USE ANY AVAILABLE LIQUID FUEL, WILL BE HERMETICALLY SEALED, AIR COOLED AND RUGGED. ITS EXPECTED CHARACTERISTICS ARE: WEIGH ( EMPTY) 35 KG SIZE 70X30X45 CM (FIELD PACKAGE), FUEL LOAD 10 LITERS FOR BETTER THAN 12 HOURS OPERATION. COST IN COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION IS APPROXIMATELY $800. IT WILL REQUIRE ONLY ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OF THE BURNER (CLEANING) AND WILL BE STARTED BY CLOSING AN IGNITION SWITCH OR DEPRESSING A STARTER BUTTON. POWER CONDITIONING WILL BE AUTOMATIC WITH ANY LOAD FROM ZERO TO 1.5 KW. OVERLOADS OR SHORT CIRCUITED LOAD WILL DESTORY THE SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:


Principal Investigator
0

Business Contact:

David Berchowitz
6145942221
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sunpower Inc.
6 Byard Street Athens, OH 45701

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