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Efficient Lighting System for Expeditionary Shelters

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A113-126-0025
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-126
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
PICO TECHNOLOGIES
821 Lake Port Boulevard Suite G 512 Leesburg, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Efficient Lighting System for Expeditionary Shelters
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QY-12-P-0113
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

This proposes research and development of significantly more efficient lighting systems for military expeditionary shelters than those currently employed, which place an ongoing expensive strain on the power management systems that supply power for lighting, using inefficient florescent bulbs, as well as furnishing power for cooling those hot bulbs, and other onboard equipments. More specifically, two technologies are proposed. First, hybrid solar lighting is proposed, exploiting sunlight falling naturally on the shelters. Sunlight is concentrated, transmitted by fiber optics, and diffused to distribute light to users in the shelters. Second, light emitting diodes (LEDs) are included to provide light when the sun is not shining, or is not shining brightly enough to furnish sufficient power. LEDs use less energy, and do not produce the wasteful heat that florescent bulbs currently employed for lighting do.

Principal Investigator:

Hank Johannson
Director of Research&Development
(352) 360-0696
hjohannson@aol.com

Business Contact:

Joseph Ryan
Treasurer
(352) 728-8742
jandbryan@embarqmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PICO Technologies
821 Lake Port Boulevard Suite G 512 Leesburg, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 760417295
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No