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Rollable Solar Concentrator with Dual Axis Tracking

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-EP2-4002
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-EP2
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Optical Physics Company
26610 Agoura Road Suite 240 Calabasas, CA 91302-3857
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Rollable Solar Concentrator with Dual Axis Tracking
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0088
Award Amount: $99,986.00
 

Abstract:

Optical Physics Company (OPC) is proposing to develop a new kind of Fresnel lens concentrator with built in tracking capability. The concentrator is tactically-mobile and can be stowed on a Light Tactical Trailer (LTT). It can also be set up and taken down in less than 30 minutes by two people with minimal tools and be redeployed several hundred times. OPC has already proven the feasibility of the rollable concentrator concept under a Phase I SBIR grant from the Department of Energy (DOE). During the proposed Phase I effort, we will ruggedize and adapt this design to deliver 3-5 kW peak electric power. The target technology readiness level at the end of Phase I is TRL 4. The proposed work plan also includes building a full scale mock-up model of the system with interlocking elements to demonstrate the ease of setup, tear-down, as well as repeated deployment capability.

Principal Investigator:

Richard A. Hutchin
CEO
(818) 880-2907
rahutchin@opci.com

Business Contact:

Gail Erten
Director of Marketing
(818) 880-2907
gerten@opci.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Optical Physics Company
26610 Agoura Road Suite 240 Calabasas, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 954636235
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No