Advanced Lighting System Affordable Technology (ALSAT)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-06-M-0168
Agency Tracking Number: N061-056-0237
Amount: $69,240.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: N06-056
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
C3I, INC.
Centre Square, D4 11 Merrill Industrial, Hampton, NH, 03842
DUNS: 019906085
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Wagner
 President & Chief Technic
 (603) 929-9989
 cwagner@c3i-usa.com
Business Contact
 Charles Wagner
Title: President & Chief Technic
Phone: (603) 929-9989
Email: sales@c3i-usa.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Advanced Lighting System Affordable Technology (ALSAT) effort proposes to develop a low cost, high power, full color spectrum and full dimming level standardized LED light engine/fixture that is form, fit, function compatible with existing shipboard lighting configurations. The light engine/fixture will employ active real time spectral control that will provide repeateable and standardized output as defined by the CIE color spectrum, allowing multiple light engines to be operated together in series and parallel configurations without compromising the light interface. The LED engines will be designed to be located in the fixture, and in other configurations located local remote and at distance, in both exposed and sheltered environments. The existing C3I Advanced Lighting System will be modified to be compatible with the control issues of the new light engine/fixture. The C3I ALS currently provides lighting system architecture, hardware, and software control of incandescent, fluorescent, LED (dimming only) and fiber-optic shipboard lighting for general lighting, navigation, flight deck, and specal purposes. The proposed effort will include the exploration of radical cost reductions in implementation, while meeting the requirements of shipboard lighting installations: Mil-S-901C shock, Mil-Std-167 vibration, Mil-E-461/462 EMI, and Mil-Std-1399 power. The ALSAT lighting system configuration will be compatible with existing shipboard AC power feeds and will be configured to be retrofitable with a minimum of impact. BENEFITS: The proposed technology will provide a high degree of lighting reliability, greatly decreased maintenance costs, and lowered operationl costs as compared to any other lighting technology providing full spectral lighting emission and dimming control. The technology will provide reduced manpower levels while providing centralized control of all shipboard lighting for very fast and coordinated mission support. The commercial applications include low manpower activies such as Off Shore Platforms, industrial plants, and applications that can benefit from the full spectral control including arhcitectural lighting, aircraft and automobile transportation systems, sports arenas, etc.

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