Small Buoy for Energy Harvesting

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$95,957.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00039-07-C-0076
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-144-0570
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-144
Small Business Information
ELECTRO STANDARDS LABORATORIES
36 western Industrial Drive, Cranston, RI, 02921
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
080810187
Principal Investigator
 Steven Bastien
 Research Scientist
 (401) 943-1164
 StevenB@lab.electrostandards.com
Business Contact
 Raymond Sepe
Title: Vice President R&D
Phone: (401) 943-1164
Email: rsepe@electrostandards.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A “Small Buoy for Energy Harvesting” has applications for use on current and future buoy systems used by the submarine fleet of the United States Navy. This work proposes to meet the requirements by converting mechanical wave energy to electrical energy using a generation system housed in a spar buoy. The energy extraction method will work with the natural orientation and motion of the buoy. Accumulated energy can be used to power a variety of systems including surveillance and communications and will greatly extend the operational capabilities of remote and independent marine based platforms.

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