Rugged, Collapsible Solar Concentrator (PDRT10-015)

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

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