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Autonomously deployed energy harvesting system in coastal and riverine…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-072-1682
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-072
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC
P.O. Box 81386 Wellesley, MA 02481-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Autonomously deployed energy harvesting system in coastal and riverine environment
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0263
Award Amount: $79,999.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy is seeking a self-deployable, compact, energy harvesting system capable of extracting hydrodynamic flow energy from the littorals, surf zones, and rivers for unmanned system propulsion or for sensor operations. The system should be easily integratable as a module to a number of existing underwater deployed sensors and unmanned underwater vehicles. Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC (Newton, MA) is proposing a wave power to electricity generator that will continuously generate and store power from wave energy in the littoral zone. This system will be ideally suited for powering unattended sensors. The generator incorporates a robust electrical generator which converts mechanical motion from the passing of overhead waves to electrical energy. Energy is stored in a heavy-duty battery for on-demand use.

Principal Investigator:

Gideon Coltof
Mechanical Engineer
(617) 795-1968
gcoltof@bodkindesign.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Bodkin
Project Manager
(617) 795-1968
wab@bodkindesign.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC
P.O. Box 81386 Wellesley, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 020661112
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No