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Kinetic Power Technologies for the Dismounted Warrior

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97112
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-023-0289
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-023
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: Kinetic Power Technologies for the Dismounted Warrior
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-10-M-6076
Award Amount: $99,974.00
 

Abstract:

U.S. troops are increasingly being equipped with advanced electronics equipment and communications systems that significantly enhance their operational capabilities. Unfortunately, the energy needed to power this equipment has forced the Warfighter to carry more batteries to accommodate the increasing use of electronic assets. IST proposes to use EAPs to tap into the excess kinetic energy generated during movement to produce electrical energy. The Phase I program will result in a proof-mass prototype that will be wearable by the soldier. The prototype will consist of energy harvesting units, the BA-5590 battery and a power conversion circuit. The Phase II will result in the integration of multiple energy harvesting units in the soldier''s uniform. BENEFIT: The proposed energy harvesting system will allow for a lightened load for a soldier by decreasing the number of batteries that need to be carried. It will also prolong the time of missions by allowing a soldier''s equipment to function longer. The harvesting system can also be used for personal electronics of civilians such as cell phones and laptops.

Principal Investigator:

Jeremiah Slade
Business Area Mgr., FP&HP
7818901338
jslade@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Stephen Mattox
Director, Finance & Contracts
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