Altex Compact Trigeneration System (ACTS) for Command and Control Shelters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: DAAD16-03-C-001
Agency Tracking Number: A022-2762
Amount: $69,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
650 Nuttman Road, Suite 114, Santa Clara, CA, 95054
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Kelly
 (408) 982-2302
Business Contact
 Mehdi Namazian
Title: Vice President
Phone: (408) 982-2303
Research Institution
Quiet, compact and low cost power and environmental control systems are needed for command and control shelters. Altex has identified the Altex Compact Trigeneration System (ACTS) concept that utilizes novel power source and cooling technologies that canquietly power, and cool or heat shelters. In addition, the system has lower emissions, footprint and costs than existing diesel generators and cooling systems. Under the proposed Phase I effort, Altex, California State University Long Beach and FloridaTurbine Technologies, Inc., will work together to define and design an optimal ACTS system. As part of this effort, system process conditions and diagrams will be created. Also, system components will be investigated to increase confidence in ACTSperformance projections. In addition component performance risks will be identified and strategies developed to mitigate risks. At the conclusion of the effort, detailed drawings will be prepared along with a final report that documents all projectresults. A successful demonstration of ACTS will result in the availability of a military trigeneration system that will support the power and heating or cooling needs of command and control shelters. Besides reducing power and cooling cooling systemweight, size and fuel use, ACTS will reduce noise and emissions that make current systems problematic. In addition, these systems can be commercially used to provide power and heating or cooling in off the grid type applications. These commercialapplications might be as extensive as military applications.

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