Rugged, Collapsible Solar Concentrator (PDRT10-015)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0084
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-EP2-4242
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-EP2
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
DR Technologies, Inc.
9431 Dowdy Drive, San Diego, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
838266369
Principal Investigator:
Austin Reid
Principal Investigator
(858) 587-4200
areid@drtechnologies.com
Business Contact:
Steven Sherman
VP, Business Administration
(858) 587-4200
ssherman@drtechnologies.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
DR Technologies, Inc. will begin development of a rugged, collapsible solar concentration device to support tactical alternative energy production. The concentrator will be designed to be high-accuracy, modular, field-replaceable, lightweight, and manufacturable. Phase I work will focus on the design of the concentrator to meet the above goals for a 3kW power converter while ensuring the system fits into a Light Tactical Trailer and is easily and quickly deployed. Several novel concentrator concepts are considered during Phase I that will be fully designed and analyzed before a final selection is made for a prototype system. A 1/4 concentrator segment will be fabricated to demonstrate the inexpensive manufacturing technology and as a concentrator for the innovative power routing system. New surface protection materials will be tested for performance after exposure to a number of environmental conditions, including vehicle exhaust, abrasive blast, and prolonged UV exposure. Phase I will establish a viable baseline design and several key components that are necessary to success once a prototype is built.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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