Energy Efficient Tactical Shelters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$98,611.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8222-11-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-246-2089
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-246
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Charles Sampson
Sr. Electrical Engineer
(321) 631-3550
csampson@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Michael Rizzo
Chief Financial Officer
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: This proposal outlines potential systems for efficiently distributing power to tactical shelters. One system, automatic load balancing, consists of a system of microcontroller controlled semiconductor switches and power sensors. The loads are transferred automatically to ensure phase balance. The alternative system, active power distribution, consists of high power, high frequency, high power density, converters, three phase and single phase inverters, and rectifiers which are constructed so that they have form, fit, and function compatibility with the existing power distribution systems. In the active power distribution system, the single phase power is isolated electronically from the three phase power and no imbalance due to single phase loading occurs. Computer models of each system are to be constructed and tested using typical and worst case load scenarios. From these data results an optimum power distribution which saves fuel and costs, will be selected, providing a starting point for the Phase II development of a prototype, scalable, 5kW system. BENEFIT: The development an efficient power distribution system provides benefits in terms of efficiency of power transmission from generator to loads. Increased efficiency in power transmission will result in reduced fuel consumption of generators.

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