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Development of Magnetostrictive Energy Harvesting of Mechanical Vibration Energy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95108
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-020-0361
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T020
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Development of Magnetostrictive Energy Harvesting of Mechanical Vibration Energy
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0319
Award Amount: $69,985.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy seeks devices that can provide power to maintain charge in batteries for shipboard sensors. The transduction materials proposed for most energy harvesting devices under development are either too brittle to endure significant loading or are too compliant to extract significant energy from the small amplitude vibrations present on ships. Terfenol-D (in a composite form) and Galfenol each provide a rugged magnetostrictive transduction material that is a good mechanical impedance match with shipboard structures, and can, therefore, be used in energy harvesting devices to extract significant power from the vibration present. Broadband magnetostrictive harvesters can be included in the mount of rotating machines (e.g., pumps, motors, shafts, etc.) or as part of reaction mass devices. Infoscitex has assembled a distinguished team to address this proposal. In conjunction with our university research partner, we will develop the methodologies for arriving at optimum magnetostrictive harvester designs, identify candidate shipboard sources of vibration, define harvester designs and their anticipated performance, and conduct proof-of-concept prototype construction and test to both verify our models and demonstrate magnetostrive-based energy harvesting.

Principal Investigator:

James Goldie
Principal Scientist
7818901338
jgoldie@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Mattox
Director, Finance & Contr
7818901338
smattox@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of California Los Angele
BOX 951406
11000 Kinross Bldg, Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Contact: Brian Roe
Contact Phone: 3109833408