EFFICIENT FANS AND BLOWERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,398.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8698
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Hi-tech Inc
3600 - 16th St, Zion, IL, 60099
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
EDWARD A PILLAR
(312) 746-2447
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
FANS OR BLOWERS IMPROVED TO ACHIEVE UP TO 80% EFFICIENCY WOULD BE A GREAT BENEFIT TO OUR ENTIRE SOCIETY. TWO-THIRDS OF THE ELECTRIC POWER GENERATED IN OUR COUNTRY TODAY DRIVES ELECTRIC MOTORS, MANY OF WHICH ARE DRIVING FANS AND BLOWERS WITH 30% OR LESS EFFICIENCY. THIS WASTED ENERGY REDUCES MOTOR WINDINGS AND BEARING LIFE, AND ALSO REQUIRES US TO BUILD OVERSIZED POWER STATIONS TO COMPENSATE FOR THIS LOSS. IN PHASE I, WE WILL TAKE THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS DEVELOPING FANS AND BLOWERS AIMED AT 80% EFFICIENCY BY INVESTIGATING EXISTING HARDWARE AND EXPLORING COMPONENT COMBINATIONS THAT MIGHT WORK TO EXTEND PRESENT EFFICIENCIES. WE WILL CARRY FORWARD THE RESULTS OF THIS ANALYSIS INTO PHASE II WHERE WE WILL BUILD AND TEST PROTOTYPES BASED ON OUR FINDINGS WITH THE GOAL OF ARRIVING AT A FINAL DESIGN THAT ACHIEVES THE DESIRED EFFICIENCY. OUR PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, EDWARD PILLAR, HAS SPENT 25 YEARS IN THE ELECTRIC MOTOR/FAN AND BLOWER INDUSTRY, AND OUR COMPANY HAS 14 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN DEVELOPING SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUFACTURING AIR-MOVING DEVICES IN A WIDE RANGE OF SIZES FOR LEADING BUSINESS MACHINE, HVAC AND APPLIANCE INDUSTRY COMPANIES.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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