Optimized Off-the-shelf Self-Powered Portable Trap for Haematophagous Arthropods

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number: O032-3058
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Suite 7400, 7606 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA, 92126
DUNS: 192116440
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aleksandr Kushch
 Energy Technology Manager
 (858) 695-6660
 a.kushch@hi-z.com
Business Contact
 Norbert Elsner
Title: President
Phone: (858) 695-6660
Email: n.elsner@hi-z.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An optimized off-the-shelf self-powered trap for haematophagous arthropods with an enhanced mosquito capturing efficiency will be designed, fabricated and tested by Hi-Z Technology and the John W. Hock Company. The self-powered feature will be realized byusing a fossil fuel (Diesel/JP-8/Propane) driven burner coupled with a thermoelectric power generating section. Electric power that is generating by the thermoelectric section will drive the existing Model 1012 mosquito trap components, such as fan, lightbulb and circuit board. The burner exhaust will supply CO2, H2O vapor and heat to the trap entrance in order to attract mosquitoes.This proposed effort will make extensive use of Hi-Z's expertise in the field of thermoelectric power supplies and self-powered appliances development and the John W. Hock Company's experience in the insects sampling devices and techniqe development.The fossil fuel power supply will have dual-use applications. Simple, rugged and driven by a logistic or propane fuel the power supply can be employed in the both, military and civilian markets as a battery charger or direct power source for someelectronic devices, such as radios, cell phones, lighting, etc.

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