Rollable Solar Concentrator with Dual Axis Tracking

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,986.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0088
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-EP2-4002
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-EP2
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Optical Physics Company
26610 Agoura Road, Suite 240, Calabasas, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
160209102
Principal Investigator:
Richard Hutchin
CEO
(818) 880-2907
rahutchin@opci.com
Business Contact:
Gail Erten
Director of Marketing
(818) 880-2907
gerten@opci.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Optical Physics Company (OPC) is proposing to develop a new kind of Fresnel lens concentrator with built in tracking capability. The concentrator is tactically-mobile and can be stowed on a Light Tactical Trailer (LTT). It can also be set up and taken down in less than 30 minutes by two people with minimal tools and be redeployed several hundred times. OPC has already proven the feasibility of the rollable concentrator concept under a Phase I SBIR grant from the Department of Energy (DOE). During the proposed Phase I effort, we will ruggedize and adapt this design to deliver 3-5 kW peak electric power. The target technology readiness level at the end of Phase I is TRL 4. The proposed work plan also includes building a full scale mock-up model of the system with interlocking elements to demonstrate the ease of setup, tear-down, as well as repeated deployment capability.

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