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SBIR Phase I: Advanced Carbon Composite Transmission Conductor Development

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
52682
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0060564
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED THERMAL SCIENCES
PO Box C 1861 Main St. Sanford, ME 04073
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: SBIR Phase I: Advanced Carbon Composite Transmission Conductor Development
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0060564
Award Amount: $99,372.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project addresses the development of Advanced Carbon Composite Transmission Conductors for application in high voltage transmission grid systems. This technology will enable greater electric power transmission capacity to be realized by facilitating operation at higher temperatures as compared with conventional metallic conductors. The demand for electric power in North America and Europe has risen in proportion with economic growth. Utilities worldwide are seeking new methods to transport more power though overhead transmission corridors. This demand is not anticipated to diminish as the technological age advances. Environmental, regulatory and economic constraints have constrained the installation of new transmission line corridors that are needed to meet this demand. An alternative is to upgrade existing transmission corridors to accommodate increased power flow. In order to address the increasing power demands of industrialized nations advanced conductors offer the potential to enable distribution grids the capacity to meet this challenge. This project will address the requirements for utilities worldwide to facilitate increased power flow through existing overhead high voltage transmission corridors.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Smith
2074597777
jsmith@appliedthermalsciences.com

Business Contact:

Jack B. Smith
Authorized Representative
2074597777
jsmith@appliedthermalsciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Thermal Sciences, Inc.
1861 Main Street, P.O. Box C Sanford, ME 04073

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