Selfpowered Solar Water Heater

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-11-P-0101
Agency Tracking Number: A103-168-0049
Amount: $69,408.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-168
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
5646 Valley Oak Dr., Los Angeles, CA, -
DUNS: 965015915
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alan Spero
 Chief Technical Officer
 (760) 270-7393
Business Contact
 Stephen Wyle
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (323) 284-0557
Research Institution
Thermal Storage Systems proposes a lightweight mobile solar-powered hot-water ("SHW") system that meets or exceeds the requirements of the solicitation. We have placed particular emphasis on ruggedness, operational flexibility, 24-hour availability and ease of deployment. The proposed system consists of five independent SHW modules each of which is equipped with a compact high temperature thermal storage device ("TSD")that allows the production of essentially instant hot water at flow rates up to 10GPM (50GPM in aggregate). Storage of hot water is therefore minimized. Electrical power to operate the system is also generated using energy from the TSD. The SHW will stow in two TRICONS and can be deployed quickly by relatively unskilled personnel. The methodology for deploying and re-packing the SHW is discussed. Given minimal Baghdad insolation, the system can meet the requirements without the need for liquid fueled heaters. However, a supplemental liquid fueled heater is proposed as an option, capable of pre-heating the system or providing continuous operation in the event of multiple cloudy days.

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