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Manufacturing Adaptive Energy Harvesting Materials with Micro-robot Swarms

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
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Small Business Information
KCF Technologies, Inc
336 South Fraser Street State College, PA 16801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Manufacturing Adaptive Energy Harvesting Materials with Micro-robot Swarms
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-11-M-0275
Award Amount: $79,910.00


KCF Technologies in partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology proposes a desktop manufacturing, micro-robot unit to perform advanced adaptive energy harvesting material fabrication and assembly. The primary solution is based on Professor David Cappelleri"s micro-robot/micro-manipulation research at Stevens and KCF Technologies micro assembly needs in support of their Navy sponsored energy harvesting technology development. This particular application responds to the Navy need for miniature energy harvesting to enable ubiquitous and low cost wireless sensing (for condition-based maintenance, status indicators, electro-magnetic field measurement, persistent surveillance, etc.) in surface ships (PMS 500), submarines (PMS 450), and rotorcraft (PMA 261 and PMA 299).

Principal Investigator:

Michael Grissom
Technical Project Manager
(814) 867-4097

Business Contact:

Jeremy Frank
(814) 867-4097
Small Business Information at Submission:

KCF Technologies, Inc
336 West Fraser Street State College, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 251879000
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Stevens Institute of Technology
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
1 Castle Point on the Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030-
Contact: David Cappelleri
Contact Phone: (201) 216-5072