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Person-Portable Micro-Hydropower System

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc.
1510 Springport Rd Suite C Jackson, MI 49202-1476
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Person-Portable Micro-Hydropower System
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-12-M-0084
Award Amount: $79,946.00


Natural disasters occur around the world all too frequently. When they occur, humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) is needed quickly even in inaccessible locations due to either the natural terrain, or in some cases due to the disaster itself. Due to the scope of these disasters, some form of energy is usually required to start the recovery process. The best form of energy for use in remote areas is electrical. Local conditions determine which methods are best to generate electrical power. For areas that are near streams or rivers, a small, lightweight micro-hydro system that is easily transported and can be setup by one man in one day is an ideal solution to provide continuous power. As such, we are proposing a low to medium head (4-20m) micro-hydropower system to meet the needs of HADR and military missions in rugged, remote locations where other energy sources are not accessible or feasible. The proposed system will meet the ease of setup and power output requirements to make a positive impact on HADR and military missions. This system could also improve the quality of life for people beyond HADR situations.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Montague
Director of Engineering
(517) 784-8340

Business Contact:

David Sparks
(517) 784-8340
Small Business Information at Submission:

SeaLandAire Technologies, Inc.
1510 Springport Rd Suite C Jackson, MI -

EIN/Tax ID: 383347517
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No