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Development of Magnetostrictive Energy Harvesting of Mechanical Vibration Energy

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-020-0412
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10A-T020
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
Etrema Products, Inc.
2500 N. Loop Drive Ames, IA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Development of Magnetostrictive Energy Harvesting of Mechanical Vibration Energy
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-11-C-0491
Award Amount: $741,618.00
 

Abstract:

Development of an energy harvesting system utilizing the magnetostrictive material, Galfenol, will be completed in this effort. The energy harvesting system will consist of Galfenol plates or sheets, magnetic circuit components, coupling structure, power conditioning electronics, sensor, and wireless transmitter. Lab testing and relevant environment testing through sea-trials will be completed on the system and compared to the predicted performance of FEA and analytical models. In addition, Galfenol wire fabrication efforts will be advanced with the primary goal of developing a Galfenol alloy and process capable of producing wire with the appropriate texture to maximize energy harvesting properties for future 1D devices.

Principal Investigator:

Eric Summers
Vice President&Chief Ma
(515) 296-8030
eric.summers@etrema.com

Business Contact:

Jon Snodgrass
Exec. VP and Chief Scient
(515) 296-8030
jon.snodgrass@etrema.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Etrema Products, Inc.
2500 N. Loop Drive Ames, IA -

EIN/Tax ID: 421364093
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Ames Laboratory
Ames Laboratory, USDOE
126 Metals Development
Ames, IA 50011-
Contact: Thomas Lograsso
Contact Phone: (515) 294-1126