MEMS Vibro-Mechanical Energy Harvester for Powering Wireless Sensors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,963.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0036
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-178-0679
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-178
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator
 Jack Salerno
 President
 (781) 935-1200
 jsalerno@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Rachel Carnes
Title: Manager Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: rcarnes@agiltron.com
Research Institution
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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