Person-Portable Micro-Hydropower System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-12-M-0084
Agency Tracking Number: N112-147-1170
Amount: $79,946.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-147
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
1510 Springport Rd Suite C, Jackson, MI, -
DUNS: 005055582
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Montague
 Director of Engineering
 (517) 784-8340
Business Contact
 David Sparks
Title: President
Phone: (517) 784-8340
Research Institution
Natural disasters occur around the world all too frequently. When they occur, humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) is needed quickly even in inaccessible locations due to either the natural terrain, or in some cases due to the disaster itself. Due to the scope of these disasters, some form of energy is usually required to start the recovery process. The best form of energy for use in remote areas is electrical. Local conditions determine which methods are best to generate electrical power. For areas that are near streams or rivers, a small, lightweight micro-hydro system that is easily transported and can be setup by one man in one day is an ideal solution to provide continuous power. As such, we are proposing a low to medium head (4-20m) micro-hydropower system to meet the needs of HADR and military missions in rugged, remote locations where other energy sources are not accessible or feasible. The proposed system will meet the ease of setup and power output requirements to make a positive impact on HADR and military missions. This system could also improve the quality of life for people beyond HADR situations.

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