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Rugged, Collapsible Solar Concentrator (PDRT10-015)

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc.
9431 Dowdy Drive San Diego, CA 92126-4336
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Rugged, Collapsible Solar Concentrator (PDRT10-015)
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0084
Award Amount: $99,999.00


DR Technologies, Inc. will begin development of a rugged, collapsible solar concentration device to support tactical alternative energy production. The concentrator will be designed to be high-accuracy, modular, field-replaceable, lightweight, and manufacturable. Phase I work will focus on the design of the concentrator to meet the above goals for a 3kW power converter while ensuring the system fits into a Light Tactical Trailer and is easily and quickly deployed. Several novel concentrator concepts are considered during Phase I that will be fully designed and analyzed before a final selection is made for a prototype system. A 1/4 concentrator segment will be fabricated to demonstrate the inexpensive manufacturing technology and as a concentrator for the innovative power routing system. New surface protection materials will be tested for performance after exposure to a number of environmental conditions, including vehicle exhaust, abrasive blast, and prolonged UV exposure. Phase I will establish a viable baseline design and several key components that are necessary to success once a prototype is built.

Principal Investigator:

Austin Reid
Principal Investigator
(858) 587-4200

Business Contact:

Steven L. Sherman
VP, Business Administration
(858) 587-4200
Small Business Information at Submission:

DR Technologies, Inc.
9431 Dowdy Drive San Diego, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330601418
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No