Selfpowered Solar Water Heater (Tracking)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-11-P-0105
Agency Tracking Number: A103-168-0578
Amount: $69,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-168
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
DaVin Corp.
2217 Rutland Place, Thousand Oaks, CA, -
DUNS: 962760075
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vish Upadhye
 Sr. Engineering Specialist
 (805) 443-1674
Business Contact
 Vinay Gupta
Title: Accounting&Adminstration Manager
Phone: (805) 501-7800
Research Institution
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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