Person-Portable Micro-Hydropower System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$493,220.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-14-C-0078
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-147-0061
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-147
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
424 Little Brook Road, Glen Gardner, NJ, 08826-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
830784059
Principal Investigator:
Robert Klein
President and CEO
(908) 832-0400
bob@e-harvest.com
Business Contact:
Robert Klein
President and CEO
(908) 832-0400
bob@e-harvest.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This proposal is for the further design, development, prototyping, and test of a Person-Portable Micro Hydropower System (PMHS). The system can be quickly and easily installed to supply electrical power to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations, forward operating bases, existing water-handling facilities, and remote camps and communities. Essentially, anywhere there is flowing water, the system can be used to generate electrical power. Based on the highly-successful Phase I effort, further Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis will be performed by e-Harvest partner Lehigh University. These results will guide the development of a prototype system which will be tested, documented, refined, and made fully production-ready through the course of the effort. Essential features and specifications include a (minimum) 500W continuous output with a peak system power up to 10KW ( e-Harvest has performed extensive market analysis and commercialization studies and has determined that significant market potential exists for the PMHS and related products. The Commercialization Report section of the proposal details these markets and opportunities.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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