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Advanced Thermoelectric Milli-Power Source

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Department of Defense
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2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Camgian Microsystems Corporation
1 Research Boulevard, Suite 200 Suite 200 Starkville, MS -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Advanced Thermoelectric Milli-Power Source
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-11-C-A614
Award Amount: $69,968.00


Energy can be harvested or scavenged from many environmental sources such as: solar, wind, vibrations, temperature gradients, etc. Two common issues related to environmental energy sources are limited/unpredictable availability and limited/unpredictable quantity. This proposal examines the requirements for the efficient harvesting of energy based on the temperature gradient that exists between the human skin and the surrounding environment. This source has the advantage that it is essentially available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The challenges of this work include quantifying and working with the low energy flux (mW/cm2) of the human body, the range of body-to-ambient temperature gradients (from a few degrees to tens of degrees centigrade), and the sensitivity of human tissue to extreme temperatures. This proposal will apply Camgian Microsystems"low power design technology with RTI"s efficient thermo-electric technology to the solutions of these challenges.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Hagedorn
Senior Technical Staff
(407) 660-9900

Business Contact:

Ryan Jorgenson
VP Advanced Systems
(407) 660-9900
Small Business Information at Submission:

Camgian Microsystems Corporation
1 Research Boulevard, Suite 200 Suite 200 Starkville, MS -

EIN/Tax ID: 042591151
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes