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Company Information:

Company Name: Pliant Energy Systems LLC
City: Brooklyn
State: NY
Zip+4: 11205-1005
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: N/A

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $329,405.00 3
SBIR Phase II $299,970.00 1

Award List:

Autonomously deployed energy harvesting system in coastal and riverine environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Kevin McNamara, Director of Research&En – (347) 687-4489
Award Amount: $79,462.00
The Power Frond Generator utilizes unique geometry and flexible electroactive polymers to capture hydrokinetic energy via dynamic material strain. It accomplishes this without the need for bearings or exposed moving parts. The Power Frond is highly resistant to extreme events such as excessive… More

Autonomously deployed energy harvesting system in coastal and riverine environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Baoxiang Shan, Chief Mechanical Engineer – (646) 327-7401
Award Amount: $299,970.00
Self-deployable hydrokinetic generator for tidal and riverine environments utilizing flexible components and electroactive polymers. Highly resistant to fouling or destruction to heavy objects in the current.


Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: USDA
Principal Investigator: Baoxiang Shan, CHIEF MECHANICAL ENGINEER – 718-522-3962
Award Amount: $100,000.00
The company intends the Ribbon Pump to be an economically sustainable technology; a version will be developed that can be manufactured, distributed and installed at a price and operating cost which is accessible to the most resource constrained farmers in less developed countries without subsidy.… More

SBIR Phase I: Non-linear Mechanical System for Creating Propulsive Thrust in a Fluid Medium

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Baoxiang Shan
Award Amount: $149,943.00
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a biologically inspired undulatory swimming device in which all motion is achieved by the cyclical elastic deformation of a pre-stressed form-finding structural system actuated by Electroactive Polymer (EAP) transducers. The… More