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Wearable Thermoelectric Generators for First Responders

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90012
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0921055
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB09.2-008
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc.
1749 SW Airport Ave Corvallis, OR 97333-1070
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Wearable Thermoelectric Generators for First Responders
Agency: DHS
Contract: D10PC20013
Award Amount: $825,000.00
 

Abstract:

The human body is a near perfect energy generator. Demand for energy harvesting innovation, along with technology advances in thin film thermoelectric generators and highly efficient DC/DC boost circuitry now place wearable thermoelectric power harvesting within reach. The objective of Perpetua`s Phase II proposal is to deliver an energy harvesting system for first responder applications powered by the human body. Building on Perpetua`s successful demonstration of wearable thermoelectric generators in Phase I, this proposal combines advances in wearable thermoelectric generators, power electronics, ultra low power transceivers, and physiological sensors integrated into a first responder jacket. In collaboration with emergency response personnel, Perpetua will field test the developed jackets. Building on several decades of experience with thermoelectric generators, system design and product integration, Perpetua will architect modular systems for wearable body energy harvesting. Perpetua`s creative approach with best-in-class technology overcomes the traditional obstacles that have prevented energy harvesting from the human body to produce adequate voltage and usable power.     Wearable human body thermoelectric generators promise power solutions for autonomous self-powered sensors reducing the weight, size, and limited life of primary battery power. Long life and small dimensions are particularly important and advantageous for sensor systems for the first responders.

Principal Investigator:

Marshall B. Field
5039223169
mbf@perpetuapower.com

Business Contact:

Nicholas F. Fowler
5039223169
nff@perpetuapower.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc.
4314 SW Research Way Corvallis, OR 97333

EIN/Tax ID: 260126636
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No