Ultra-Compact Power Harvesting for Self-Powered Aircraft Sensors
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
In this Phase II project and included Options, KCF Technologies will further develop, produce and demonstrate ultra-compact power harvesting devices enabled by single-crystal piezoelectrics. This technology builds upon KCF's leadership in vibration power harvesting for industrial and shipboard wireless sensors. The power harvesting technology will be transitioned to the Navy by inserting it into ongoing developments in wireless HUMS systems with our partners, Goodrich and Sikorsky Aircraft. The immediate market for this technology is Goodrich HUMS systems that are standard on all Sikorsky rotorcraft. With over 5000 HUMS systems to be deployed and at least 22 sensors per system, there is a market opportunity for over 100,000 harvester-powered wireless sensors. Follow-on markets are much larger, inserting the single-crystal technology into KCF's harvesting devices for industrial monitoring and our partnership with RLW on FIPS-validated self-powered sensors for Navy shipboard sensing.
Small Business Information at Submission:
KCF TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
112 W. Foster Ave Suite 1 State College, PA 16801
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