Rapidly Deployable Wind Power Generation System for Remote Outposts

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-12-P-0304
Agency Tracking Number: A121-051-1151
Amount: $99,865.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-051
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Ro, FL, -
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Tews
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: CFO
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
Currently, diesel generators are typically used to supply electrical power to soldiers in the field. Diesel generators suffer from wet stacking at partial loads, high fuel costs and resupply logistics, and high transportation risk. The development of a portable wind power generating system capable of being stowed and transported in a standard TRICON container would be a highly desirable alternative to diesel generators. The overall goal of this proposal is to develop a low cost, two-person deployable, wind power generation system capable of producing 300 W of electrical power and be transported inside a TRICON container. During the Phase I program, a complete detailed design of the proposed system will be completed, and a full-scale prototype will be fabricated and demonstrated. At the completion of the Phase I program, Mainstream Engineering"s wind power generation system will be a Technology Readiness Level 4. With a successful Phase I Mainstream anticipates rapidly transitioning this technology from a R & D program to Mainstream"s production department during the Phase II. Mainstream will continue to utilize CMCI as a subcontractor to supply TRICON containers, as they currently do for Mainstream"s TRICON Refrigerated Container System (TRCS) program.

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