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
Amount:
$35,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1983
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
780
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thermal Reeds
Silver Spring, MD, 00000
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 HERMAN E. LAGOW
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
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.

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