High Efficiency, Integrated Self Sufficient Tent

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8501-07-M-0135
Agency Tracking Number: F071-328-2744
Amount: $99,676.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: AF071-328
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 R. Paul Roth
 PI/Mechanical Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
 rpr@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Controller
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Deployed Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resource (BEAR) bases not only require tent power to operate equipment, but also to provide environmental control since they are often located in regions having extreme ambient conditions. Environmental control for current Air Force BEAR bases is supplied by JP-8 fueled heaters or grid powered air conditioning systems. Requiring a power grid for tent power and environmental control complicates the set-up of individual tents and limits the ability to quickly set-up an individual tent in a remote location. An ideal tent design would be completely self-sufficient, with the ability to provide power to- or draw power from- an existing grid while maintaining a satisfactory tent environment and supplying airmen with desalinated water. Currently, there is no integrated system that meets all of these requirements. Mainstream Engineering has a preliminary system design capable of meeting all of these requirements while providing significant fuel savings. The fuel savings is a result of utilizing the renewable energy that is available is addition to storing any generated power that is not needed for later use.

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