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MEMS Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

Award Information

Department of Defense
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 07-178
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: MEMS Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0036
Award Amount: $749,963.00


AGILTRON proposes to realize a new MEMS energy harvester capable of powering in-situ micro sensors and their wireless modules under harsh operational environments. The design overcomes current shortcomings and achieves sufficient power output, reliability, miniature size, and low cost. The approach incorporates several innovations including stable electromagnetic structure, efficient power generation, wide frequency response, and advanced packaging. The approach is suitable for near term commercialization. The feasibility of the key breakthrough was successfully demonstrated in Phase I; in Phase II we will design, fabricate, and test a state-of-the-art MEMS harvester with ruggedized assembly and package that meet the power and reliability operational requirements for naval aircraft environments. Subsequent energy harvester production in Phase III is anticipated as the outcome of this Phase II program.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Salerno

Business Contact:

Rachel Carnes
Manager Assistant
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No