THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO INVESTIGATE HEAT TRANSFER PROBLEMS IN THE DESIGN OF A SYSTEM TO PROTECT CITRUS TREES FROM RADIATION FROST.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$35,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
780
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Thermal Reeds
Silver Spring, MD, 00000
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
HERMAN E. LAGOW
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO INVESTIGATE HEAT TRANSFER PROBLEMS IN THE DESIGN OF A SYSTEM TO PROTECT CITRUS TREES FROM RADIATION FROST. THE PROPOSED THERMAL REEDS WILL EXTRACT STORED SOLAR HEAT FROM THE SOIL FOR RELEASE UNDER THE TREE-CANOPY. PROVIDING 100 WATTS WILL REDUCE COOLING RATES OF A 12-FOOT DIAMETER TREE SO THAT IT WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 2 C WARMER AT SUNRISE. DATA TO BE OBTAINED WILL ALLOW SIZING OF THE THERMAL REED FOR EXTRACTING THE HEAT FROM THE SOIL AND RADIATING AND CONVECTING THE HEAT INTO THE TREE.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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