MEMS Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$749,963.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0036
Award Id:
82920
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-178-0679
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 07-178
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno
President
(781) 935-1200
jsalerno@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Rachel Carnes
Manager Assistant
(781) 935-1200
rcarnes@agiltron.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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