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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-04-C-0006
Agency Tracking Number: A022-2762
Amount: $729,987.00
Phase: Phase II
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
DUNS: 183365410
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 uses a novel power source that can quietly power, and cool orheat shelters. In addition, the system has a smaller footprint, less emissions and lower operating costs than existing diesel generators and cooling systems. Under the proposed Phase II effort, Altex and Florida Turbine Technologies Inc., will worktogether to build a full scale ACTS prototype and field test the unit in a Lightweight Multipurpose Shelter. As part of this effort, system process conditions and designs will be prepared. Also, system components will be fabricated and assembled. Theprototype unit will first be tested at Altex, ahead of installing and testing the unit in the field. At the conclusion of the effort, detailed drawings will be prepared along with a final report that documents all project results. A successful ACTSdemonstration 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 costs, system weight, size and fuel consumption,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 applications might be as extensive asmilitary applications, resulting in the production of over 100,000 units. The fuel use reductions for these units would be worth $70 million/year.

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