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Nanotechnology-enhanced High-efficient Miniaturized Energy Harvesting Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB2-0007
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB092-001
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
ELORET
465 S. Mathilda Ave., Suite 103 Sunnyvale, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Nanotechnology-enhanced High-efficient Miniaturized Energy Harvesting Systems
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0230
Award Amount: $370,144.00
 

Abstract:

The Project Objective is to achieve a piezoelectric energy harvesting device based on nanotechnology-enhanced materials. The power density is expected to achieve ~1-10 mW per cubic mm and are compatible with Army applications in the field to power autonomous miniaturized sensors. The novelty involves synthesizing piezoelectric nanowires, using commercially upscalable techniques, and incorporating the nanowires into nanowire/polymer composites that are suitable for improving the power density beyond previously-achieved results from other groups. The description of the effort can be broken down into four tasks as follows: 1) fabrication of piezoelectric nanowires that possess either high piezoelectric coefficients and/or ease of device integration capabilities, 2) mixing nanowire and polymer matrices to enhance the piezoelectric response in a device structure, 3) prototyping multiple device architectures amenable to high power density generation, and 4) optimizing of device structure. The effort will also encompass the development of novel device architectures that are capable of improving the collection efficiency across multiple vibration ranges (Hz to kHz) as well as vibration direction.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Oye
Senior Research Scientist
(650) 604-1179
mikeoye@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Jan Heinemann
CEO
(408) 732-3028
jheinemann@eloret.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ELORET
465 S. Mathilda Ave., Suite 103 Sunnyvale, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 942592412
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No