MEMS Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0036
Agency Tracking Number: N073-178-0679
Amount: $749,963.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-178
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jack Salerno
 (781) 935-1200
Business Contact
 Rachel Carnes
Title: Manager Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Research Institution
AGILTRON proposes to realize a new MEMS energy harvester capable of powering in-situ micro sensors and their wireless modules under harsh operational environments. The design overcomes current shortcomings and achieves sufficient power output, reliability, miniature size, and low cost. The approach incorporates several innovations including stable electromagnetic structure, efficient power generation, wide frequency response, and advanced packaging. The approach is suitable for near term commercialization. The feasibility of the key breakthrough was successfully demonstrated in Phase I; in Phase II we will design, fabricate, and test a state-of-the-art MEMS harvester with ruggedized assembly and package that meet the power and reliability operational requirements for naval aircraft environments. Subsequent energy harvester production in Phase III is anticipated as the outcome of this Phase II program.

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