ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION LINES SITED ABOVE GROUND REQUIREA CLEARED RIGHT OF WAY.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$20,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
350
Agency Tracking Number:
350
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 9315, Berkeley, CA, 94709
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MICHAEL J. MALACHOWSKI PH
BIOPHYSICIST
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION LINES SITED ABOVE GROUND REQUIREA CLEARED RIGHT OF WAY. WHEN THE RIGHT OF WAY TRANSITS WOODED AREAS SAFE OPERATION REQUIRES THE REMOVAL OF FOLIAGE INTRUDING INTO THE RIGHT OF WAY SPACE. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO CONSTRUCT A LASER, PHOTON BEAM, TRIMMER FOR CUTTING THROUGH VEGETATIVE MATTER. THE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A LASER CAPABLE OF PENETRATING LIGNOCELLULOSICS EXISTS. OUR PROPOSED TASK IS TO DESIGN A COST-EFFECTIVE MACHINE CAPABLE OF RELIABLE OPERATION AT WILDERNESS SITES, I.E., IN THE FIELD. WE ENVISION A SELF-CONTAINED TRIMMER USING A HIGH POWER CARBON DIOXIDE LASER TO CUT OUT AND TRIM AND A LOW POWER HELIUM NEON LASER FOR RANGING AND AS A SAFETY INTERLOCK SYSTEM PREVENTING OPERATION OF THE LASER WHEN NO TARGET IS PRESENT.THE PURPOSE OF PHASE I IS TO DETERMINE THE COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY OF THE NECESSARY SUBSYSTEMS, THE FEASIBILITY OF PACKAGING THESE INTO A PORTABLE UNIT, AND TO SPECIFY COMPONENTS FOR THE PHASE II PROTOTYPE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government