Selfpowered Solar Water Heater (Tracking)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,917.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-11-P-0105
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A103-168-0578
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-168
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
2217 Rutland Place, Thousand Oaks, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
962760075
Principal Investigator:
VishUpadhye
Sr. Engineering Specialist
(805) 443-1674
vupadhye@davincorp.com
Business Contact:
VinayGupta
Accounting&Adminstration Manager
(805) 501-7800
vgupta@davincorp.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Commercially available solar water heating systems use mature renewable energy technologies which have been accepted for many years. However, they are often heavy (steel or aluminum frames, glass and steel pipe receivers encapsulated with glass insulating layers), are primarily designed for permanent installation on roofs, and are unsuitable and too fragile for mobile or temporary installations and require a gas or electric booster to provide sufficient quantities of water for daytime and nighttime use. By using a classic Cassegrain reflector geometry formed from mirror film laminated aluminum sheets as the primary mirror to concentrate solar energy on to a convex secondary mirror-film laminated extruded"half-pipe"on to an insulated hybrid Electric/Thermal receiver, a lightweight collector assembly will be fabricated with sufficient heat gain when assembled into an array of such collectors will heat potable water through a heat exchanger for the four Force Provider 150 organizational systems.

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