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IACT Presents

Who: Bob Distinti, Aerospace Engineer
Where: Fairfield University Library, Room 107C
When: Tuesday, June 30, 2009; 7:00 PM.
Cost: Admission is free.

"House on the Edge of the Sky": A completely Off-the-Grid Self Sufficient Living Space

The speaker will be Robert Distinti, an engineer in the aerospace industry. He will discuss the combination of photo-voltaic, solar-thermal, and wind turbine systems  - plus some of his own inventions – that will be used to provide year round heating, cooling and electricity in his formerly fossil-fueled house. He will provide details on where he is now in the project, what he plans to do, and how he will obtain financing.

The house, situated on 12 open acres, will serve as a laboratory for the development of renewable energy generation, storage and control systems.

Mr. Distinti will discuss important aspects of implementing renewable systems such as determining how big they should be, what types are available, and what to avoid.

Mr. Distinti received an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Fairfield University. He has over 25 years of experience in diverse engineering disciplines, including Microwave Holography, Electromagnetic Physics, instrumentation and embedded systems. He is a Senior Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman where he developed improved near field range and analysis software. Robert holds 9 Patents, which include novel analog to digital conversion techniques and multi-core processors. His research includes development of improved models used by Texas A&M Nuclear Physics department for explosive flux compression generators. He has written internal papers for Northrop Grumman on improved far-field transforms and a radical EASA radar antenna design that improves performance while reducing weight and cost.

In case of a possible larger-room venue change due to the expected popularity of this event, please refer  to this website before planning to attend.

Please contact Doug Lyon at (203)-254-4000 x3155 (lyon@docjava.com) for more information.

This presentation made possible by support from IACT, The Inventors Association of Connecticut,
The Dolan School of Business and the School of Engineering at Fairfield University.
Copyright 2009 The Inventors Association of Connecticut

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