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Harvesting Energy for Wireless Sensor Networks

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
81396
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-034-0354
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
AMBIENT MICRO
Maui Research & Technology Center 590 Lipoa Parkway Suite 127 Kihei, HI 96753 6909
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Harvesting Energy for Wireless Sensor Networks
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-08-C-0044
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

A key aim of the Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program is the development of enhanced remote sensing capabilities that provide commanders with improved situational awareness and battlefield shaping capabilities, while reducing potential casualties and manpower costs. Future Army WSN mission applications will utilize persistent wireless sensor networks to provide commanders with continuous surveillance to detect, target, and respond to enemy activity. To achieve this goal of persistent surveillance, Army WSN applications will need access to "persistent" power supplies. Current battery technologies can not provide this capability. The Army's challenge is to extend the benefits of wireless sensor networks while reducing or eliminating the operational lifetime limitations caused by battery depletion. Its opportunity is to develop self-sustaining WSN capabilities that eliminate the need for battery replacement. Ambient Micro has developed a Multi-Source Ambient Power Supply (MS-AMPS) technology that efficiently combines ambient solar, vibration, thermoelectric, and RF electromagnetic energy to extend the operating life of selected wireless devices indefinitely. Ambient Micro proposes to develop a multi-source energy harvesting power supply to indefinitely extend the operating life of Army wireless sensor networks. The long term goal will be to develop of a new class of battery-less wireless sensor networks, devices, and applications.

Principal Investigator:

John Langley
Chief Technology Officer
8665614823
jlangley@ambient-micro.com

Business Contact:

Scott A. Weeker
President
8665614823
sweeker@ambient-micro.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AMBIENT MICRO
Maui Research & Technology Center 590 Lipoa Parkway Suite 127 Kihei, HI 96753

EIN/Tax ID: 550907067
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No