ROCKLEDGE, FL – May 12, 2008 – Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a leading research and development company specializing in advanced thermal control and energy conversion, has been awarded a contract from the Air Force to build a high-efficiency, integrated, Self Sufficient Tent system.
Mainstream will integrate a multi-fuel, high-efficiency, low-noise generator, 5-ton environmental control unit, reverse-osmosis water purification system, user interface/power distribution panel, power conditioning electronics, and soft-walled shelter (tent) within a single trailer-mounted Self Sufficient Tent system. The contracted effort includes a demonstration of the complete system and life testing. The system will be available for production sale at the conclusion of the contract.
Mainstream engineers have made improvements in diesel engine efficiency and integrated the use of renewable energy to reduce fuel consumption. In some deployed locations, the economic savings of this design will pay for the entire system with a payback period of less than 1 year.
The Self Sufficient Tent system can be set up quickly in remote locations, providing fast disaster relief and more mobile military deployments. The high-reliability, high-efficiency components, ease of maintenance, and automated operation could also save thousands of man-hours per system per year in setup, maintenance, monitoring, and operation.