Efficient Lighting System for Expeditionary Shelters

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-12-P-0113
Agency Tracking Number:
A113-126-0025
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-126
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
PICO Technologies
821 Lake Port Boulevard, Suite G 512, Leesburg, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
834964272
Principal Investigator:
Hank Johannson
Director of Research&Development
(352) 360-0696
hjohannson@aol.com
Business Contact:
Joseph Ryan
Treasurer
(352) 728-8742
jandbryan@embarqmail.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This proposes research and development of significantly more efficient lighting systems for military expeditionary shelters than those currently employed, which place an ongoing expensive strain on the power management systems that supply power for lighting, using inefficient florescent bulbs, as well as furnishing power for cooling those hot bulbs, and other onboard equipments. More specifically, two technologies are proposed. First, hybrid solar lighting is proposed, exploiting sunlight falling naturally on the shelters. Sunlight is concentrated, transmitted by fiber optics, and diffused to distribute light to users in the shelters. Second, light emitting diodes (LEDs) are included to provide light when the sun is not shining, or is not shining brightly enough to furnish sufficient power. LEDs use less energy, and do not produce the wasteful heat that florescent bulbs currently employed for lighting do.

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