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Wave Energy Transducer

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Physical Optics Corporation
Electro-Optics Systems Division 1845 West 205th Street Torrance, CA 90501-1510
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Wave Energy Transducer
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-11-C-0196
Award Amount: $599,986.00


To address the Navy"s need for an energy transducer capable of powering an"A"size AN/SSQ-101 Air-Deployable Active Receiver (ADAR) sensor, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) has developed a new Wave Energy Transducer (WET). It harvests the kinetic energy present in the undulating ocean surface using high-efficiency turbines. The innovations in turbine blade design and configuration enable the WET to exceed the power requirements of the ADAR sensor and thereby support self-sustainable operation. As a result, this device offers more energy and has a longer life than existing devices, and is compatible with the current ADAR sensor power system, which fits inside a small cylindrical volume

Principal Investigator:

Pedram Boghrat
Research Scientist
(310) 320-3088

Business Contact:

Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
Small Business Information at Submission:

Physical Optics Corporation
Information Technologies Division 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100 Torrance, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330118051
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No