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Alternative Energy Harvesting for Small Watercraft

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-128-0069
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-128
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Alternative Energy Harvesting for Small Watercraft
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-12-P-4000
Award Amount: $79,845.00
 

Abstract:

The capabilities and mission profile of unmanned watercraft are often significantly limited by the availability of onboard energy. The issue of energy limitation becomes more severe for autonomous systems that are deployed far from shore for extended periods of time due to the difficulties associated with refueling or recharging their power supplies under these conditions. Infoscitex Corporation (IST), SRI International (SRI), and Pennsylvania State University"s Applied Research Lab (ARL) are proposing to address this problem by developing a modular hydrokinetic energy harvesting solution that is easy to transport, handle, and install. This solution will be accomplished by utilizing a relatively new energy generation technology based on electroactive polymers (EAPs), also sometimes known as electroactive polymer artificial muscle (EPAM). These materials provide the ability to produce cost-effective wave or vibration harvesting systems that are simple, efficient, rugged, and reliable, easy to install and highly adaptable and scalable.

Principal Investigator:

Jeremiah Slade
Manager
(781) 890-1338
jslade@infoscitex.com

Business Contact:

Andrea Hicks
Contracts Supervisor
(937) 429-9008
ahicks@infoscitex.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infoscitex Corporation
303 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043537120
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No