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Low Cost Pocket Stove Operating on Military Logistics Fuels

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40415
Amount: $99,949.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1998
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
650 Nuttman Rd., Suite 114
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. John Kelly
 (408) 982-2302
Business Contact
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Research Institution

A simple and Low-Cost Pocket Stove (LCPS) concept has been identified by Altex that can be fired on diesel or JP8 fuel. The stove provides 2,000 Btu/hr heating capacity, weighs less than 2 ounces and is projected to cost $3.00. The stove can be used by soldiers to heat water. Also, the concept can be applied to other small heat driven military devices. Under the Phase I feasibility effort, a proof-of principle stove will be fabricated and tested to demonstrate performance, safety, operation and reliability. The stove will be instrumented with thermocouples and gas emission monitors. Heating performance, emissions, safety and durability will be assessed from test results. At the completion of tests, a burner cost estimate will be prepared with the help of manufacturers. This information, plus fuel costs, will be used to determine the cost of heat produced by the stove. Both performance and cost data will then be compared with fuel bar information, to determine the Benefits of the LCPS versus prior heating methods.

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

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