In fiscal year 2004, ESTCP will receive about $10 million, up from $4 million in 2003.
Up to 90 percent of the ESTCP investment in UXO technology focuses on land contamination.
However, it is ESTCP which supports R&D that could lead to improvements in dealing with buried unexploded ordnance said to be on over 1000 sites in America.
Since trees, terrain and other effects frequently block the line-of-sight view of satellites needed for the GPS, ESTCP launched a project to demonstrate a terrestrial position tracking capability for Uxo technicians and sensor operators using time-modulated ultra-wideband (TM-UWB communications.
Our work with ESTCP continues to showcase promising technologies that will advance progress being made to achieve the DoD's aggressive renewable energy, energy security, and environmental goals," said Tim Hansen, program manager and director of Southern Research's Advanced Energy & Transportation Technologies.
ESTCP demonstrations collect cost and performance data to overcome the barriers to employ an innovative technology because of concerns regarding technical or programmatic risk, the so-called "Valley of Death.
Of the 575 projects submitted to the ESTCP
program, 27 were selected.
Skyline Solar has been awarded an ESTCP
project in a competitive solicitation intended to identify technologies that solve key DoD needs and have the highest potential for widespread deployment.
For more information on the ESTCP
Installation Energy Test Bed Initiative and its associated technology demonstration projects, visit http://www.
Model-based approaches have been used in several demonstration oriented research projects (ESTCP
2010a, SERDP 2010, and ESTCP
2010b) to help address these challenges.
Our work with ESTCP
will provide the military with another validated tool in their toolbox for meeting DoD's aggressive renewable energy, energy security, and environmental goals," said Tim Hansen, Program Manager for Southern Research.
FlexEnergy will deliver two powerstations in collaboration with Southern Research Institute (SRI) through the DoD's ESTCP
(Environmental Security Technology Certification Program).