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A Graphene Based Radiative Environmental Energy Harvesting Cell

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A113-130-0364
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-130
Solicitation Number:
2011.3
Small Business Information
i2C Solutions, LLC
686 S. Taylor Ave., Suite 108 Louisville, CO -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: A Graphene Based Radiative Environmental Energy Harvesting Cell
Agency: DOD
Contract: W911QY-12-P-0098
Award Amount: $99,914.00
 

Abstract:

To maintain high situational awareness, dismounted Soldiers are making increasing use of soldier-borne electronic devices (e.g., sensors, radios, data devices, etc.). Unfortunately these devices require a considerable number of batteries to maintain their operation during a typical multi-day mission. Ultimately this presents a considerable cost and logistical burden for the U.S. Army while also presenting a physical risk to the warfighter (due to the weight burden). As a result, the U.S. Army has considerable interest in highly efficient and portable energy harvesting technologies. Solar energy has emerged as the leading candidate due to its high degree of portability. However, it has limited efficiency and is only capable of harvesting electromagnetic energy (EM) in the visible light spectrum and thus is unable to provide continuous charging capabilities during the day, night and in inclement weather. As such, the U.S. Army is interested in new radiative environmental energy harvesting technologies with both improved efficiency and the ability to convert EM energy beyond the visible light spectrum into usable electric current. To that end, i2C Solutions propose the development of an entirely new class of radiative environmental energy harvesting devices based on the use of graphene material.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Arzberger
Chief Technology Officer
(720) 933-9136
Steve.Arzberger@i2csolutions.com

Business Contact:

Douglas Campbell
President
(720) 300-8167
Doug.Campbell@i2csolutions.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

i2C Solutions
686 S. Taylor Ave., Suite 108 Louisville, CO -

EIN/Tax ID: 452544026
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No