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Coastal and riverine hydrodynamic energy harvesters with autonomous deployment

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-072-1055
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-072
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Agiltron, Inc.
15 PRESIDENTIAL WAY Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Coastal and riverine hydrodynamic energy harvesters with autonomous deployment
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0256
Award Amount: $79,939.00
 

Abstract:

Agiltron, Inc. and the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center propose hydrodynamic flow energy harvesting systems with autonomous deployment in coastal and riverine environments. The highly-scalable energy harvester, with target rate of 300W per unit, will be self-deployed and anchoring to various costal and riverine bottoms, and adaptable to these environments over most commonly available range of flow velocities. The non-turbine design is inconspicuous, highly modular, environment friendly, and easy for maintenance, modification, and decommission if needed. Depending on the available hydrodynamic resource, the harvester will operate in standby or harvesting modes, and it will always have a net-gain in energy (power generated is always greater than consumed). The technical approach will be proved in Phase I through numerical analysis, design, prototype fabrication, and wave testing. Prototypes of autonomously deployable energy harvester will be produced in Phase II for open-water testing.

Principal Investigator:

Jun Yan
Senior Engineer
(781) 935-1200
jyan@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Amanda Contardo
Contracts Administrator
(781) 935-1200
acontardo@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agiltron Corporation
15 Presidential Way Woburn, MA -

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