About the Products
“These structures will be used all in both expeditionary and austere environments for deployment during Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercises and real-world scenarios,” said Carl Buhler, Brigadier General (ret), USAF. They are fully self-sufficient, and each structure will include Environmental Control Units (heating and air conditioning), energy storage, lighting, power, and backup generators for cases of inclement weather.
These products transcend the traditional model and will operate as a hybrid power solution, using solar as a primary source and generators as a backup source. This newer, more efficient line, allows the USAF to procure a full turn-key kit from Pvilion and integrate Pvilion’s products into existing structures and infrastructure, on both the power and tent side.
Pvilion is a solar-based fabrics and tent company, who offers products that range from stand-alone solar canopies to solar military tents, grid-tied long span structures, solar powered charging stations, solar powered curtains, building facades, backpacks and clothing. They are known for integrating solar cells with fabrics and building fabric products that can generate electricity.
About the Program
This program is a continuation of a successful 2019 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program through the RSO and AFWERX. The RSO’s mission is to identify, apply, and scale small business innovations. “The RSO is excited to test Pvilion’s technology with seven separate end-users, and prove out the benefit before potentially scaling to the larger US Air Force,” said Heath Wiseman, Chief of RSO Product Management.
About the Air Force Rapid Sustainment Office
Established by the Secretary of the Air Force in 2018, the RSO increases mission readiness by rapidly identifying, applying, and scaling technology essential to the operation and sustainment of the United States Air Force. www.afrso.com
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