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Alternative Power Sources

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-05-P-0001
Agency Tracking Number: S043-008-0036
Amount: $99,429.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM04-008
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-11-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-05-27
Small Business Information
13455 Brooks Drive, Suite A
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
United States
DUNS: 877927699
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Simon Nieh
 (626) 856-8979
Business Contact
 Simon Nieh
Title: President
Phone: (626) 856-8979
Research Institution

This program will develop a series of lightweight highly-reliable power sources (5, 10, and 25Wh/day capacities) for installation by SOF at remote sensor sites. Front Edge Technology's (FET's) proposed approach is to integrate ultra-high-reliability solar cells and FET's new long-life solid-state energy-storage-device into a robust lightweight "Power Module". The module components will be similar to those now being used by FET to develop a man-wearable solar-power system for Marine expeditionary forces. FET's preliminary design of a 10Wh/day Power Module measures only 5" x 7", weighs approximately half a pound, and is expected to have 4-year reliability of 99+%. Phase I of the proposed program will produce a breadboard, design studies, simulated life testing, and three optimized designs. Full-size fully-operational 25Wh/day prototypes will be fabricated and tested during Phase II.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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