Wind Energy Systems for Base Camp Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-12-P-0305
Agency Tracking Number: A121-051-0267
Amount: $99,819.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-051
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
RCT Systems, Inc.
1745A West Nursery Rd, MS4018, Li, MD, -
DUNS: 795953095
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Young
 Advisory Engineer
 (410) 694-8054
 ryoung@rct-systems.com
Business Contact
 Denny Mahoney
Title: Vice President Business Development
Phone: (410) 694-8050
Email: dmahoney@rct-systems.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
There has been increasing concern about Energy Security and our reliance on foreign oil. Fuel delivery to FOBs has proven costly in terms of dollars and casualties to convoy personnel. Using renewable energy sources like wind power can reduce fuel consumption. For FOBs the ability to transport, set up, take down and repackage power generation and distribution systems is an important consideration. They can be used as standalone power sources or as part of a microgrid. RCT and AWE plan to demonstrate a VAWT that uses unique multi-element blades to provide maximum lift in a small volume. This type of turbine is extremely quiet. It will be coupled to a pancake brushless DC generator with the high pole count needed for low speed operation. The full scale combination will weigh less than 250 pounds and can produce 300W at a cut in speed of 8 MPH be capable of operation at wind speeds of 60MPH and withstand wind speeds of 100MPH.The turbine alone will be about 3 feet high by 4 feet in diameter. The turbine can be quickly deployed by two warfighters and because of collapsible supports the system will easily fit inside a TRICON shipping container.

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