Remote Environmental Control Unit (RECU) For Fuel Efficient FOBs

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-11-C-6529
Agency Tracking Number: N103-193-0765
Amount: $69,932.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N103-193
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Hy-Tek Manufacturing Co. Inc.
1998 Bucktail Lane, Sugar Grove, IL, -
DUNS: 106924822
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Jude
 HMC Engineering Director
 (630) 466-7664
 jjude@hytekmfg.com
Business Contact
 John Bastian
Title: General Manager
Phone: (630) 466-7664
Email: jbastian@hytekmfg.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of an energy efficient Environmental Control Unit (ECU) that significantly reduces generator fuel consumption at military forward operating bases (FOB). This system, coined Remote Environmental Control Unit (RECU) promises to provide a reliable supply of conditioned air to tactical shelters without the use of conditioned air ductwork. Through the introduction of this high efficiency environmental equipment, overall power consumption, peak demand and consequently FOB generator fuel requirements will be significantly reduced. A key benefit of RECU deployment will be a considerable reduction in generator maintenance logistics compared to that currently necessary to support ECU operation and other power requirements at FOBs. RECU development will integrate several proven energy efficient technologies into an easily deployed unit without the need for modification of existing military FOB infrastructure.

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