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
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 780
Amount: $35,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Silver Spring, MD, 00000
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 HERMAN E. LAGOW
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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.

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