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Self-Configuring Residential Conditioned Air Zoning System for Low Energy Homes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contract: 70NANB18H178
Agency Tracking Number: 049-06-01 (FY18)
Amount: $97,883.06
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: 2018-NIST-SBIR-01
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-16
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-31
Small Business Information
61 Washington St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
United States
DUNS: 060225661
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Srikanth Puttagunta
 (203) 857-0200
Business Contact
 Srikanth Puttagunta
Phone: (203) 857-0200
Research Institution

Steven Winter Associates, Inc. (SWA) hereby proposes to undertake research to develop a self-configuring residential conditioned air zoning system for low load energy homes. The Phase I prototype will feature zone nodes and a master controller. The zone nodes will measure and wirelessly report environmental conditions to the central controller, and modulate a damper based on commands received from the master controller. The master controller will be capable of receiving information from the zone nodes, interpreting said information via on board logic and control loops, wirelessly issuing commands to individual zone nodes, and interfacing with an installed HVAC system. The master controller will feature a graphical user interface which will provide the user with a visual representation of zone node sensor readings. The master controller will also feature a commissioning and installation feature which will allow the installer to name zones and configure system settings per ACCA Manual J room-by-room calculations.

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

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