Distributed Energy Systems

10 Technology Drive
Wallingford, CT 06492
http://www.distributed-energy.com
250 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 8
Total Value of Awards $1.9MM
First Award Date 01/01/05
Most Recent Award Date 02/06/08

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Spaner Mr. Michael Spaner 1 Message
Dalton Mr. Luke M. Dalton 4 Message
Szymanski Stephen J. Szymanski 2 Message
Costin Daniel Costin 1 Message
Lynch Jonathan Lynch 2 Message
Bywaters Garrett Bywaters 2 Message
Lynch Michele Lynch 1 Message

8 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Topic: SB072-041
Budget: 02/06/08 - 10/06/08

Practical use of a unitized regenerative fuel cell (URFC) for solar powered aircraft and similar applications has been limited due to a lack of proven technology designed for the mission requirements. The concept of the static feed unitized regenerative fuel cell, successfully demonstrated in the laboratory in the DARPA/NRL Water Rocket program...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 08-2
Budget: 01/01/08 - 12/31/08

In order to address the NASA lunar mission, DESC proposes to develop a proton exchange membrane (PEM) closed-loop pure oxygen fuel cell for application to lunar surface exploration, building upon DESC's expertise and fundamental demonstrations in closely related technology. Building upon the Phase I project, the static feed fuel cell hardware wi...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N06-172
Budget: 04/05/07 - 10/12/07

Proton Energy Systems, a subsidiary of Distributed Energy Systems Corporation (DESC) is developing a novel energy storage technology to replace batteries in premium backup power and UPS applications. DESC s technology is known as a regenerative fuel cell (RFC), and it provides significant advantages over incumbent batteries in these applicati...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 07-1
Budget: 01/01/07 - 12/31/07

In order to address the NASA lunar mission, DESC proposes to develop a proton exchange membrane (PEM) closed-loop pure oxygen fuel cell for application to lunar surface exploration, building upon DESC's expertise and fundamental demonstrations in closely related technology. Building upon the recent NASA SBIR Phase II and Navy SBIR Phase I work,...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2006
Budget: 01/01/06 - 12/31/06

Wind power has the potential of supplying a significant percentage of the United States electrical demand at low cost. However, costs of transportation, erection, and repair must be reduced before these systems are competitive with current technology. The large size of multi megawatt turbine components makes transportation from manufacturing f...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Office of the Secretary of Defense
Topic: OSD04-EP9
Budget: 05/10/05 - 05/10/06

Practical use of a regenerative fuel cell (RFC) for solar powered aircraft and similar high altitude applications is limited due to a lack of proven technology designed for mission requirements. One of the most important issues to be addressed for high altitude airship applications is the stable, reliable operation of a closed-loop pure oxygen-...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2005
Budget: 01/01/05 - 12/31/05

79729S Ocean currents constitute a potentially enormous renewable energy resource; however, existing technologies for capturing this energy are only in the prototype stage, are small in scale (less than 1 megawatt), and are not grid-connected. Although there is a considerable overlap in technology with the more mature field of wind energy, new ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 2005
Budget: 01/01/05 - 12/31/05

79659S As direct drive wind turbines increase in size, the diameter of their generators increases to the point where it is no longer possible to ship them as a single unit. While some companies have addressed this issue by using wound rotor generators that can be assembled on site, this approach suffers from the inherent lower efficiency and re...