Small Buoy for Energy Harvesting

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$95,957.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00039-07-C-0076
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-144-0570
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-144
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
ELECTRO STANDARDS LABORATORIES
36 western Industrial Drive, Cranston, RI, 02921
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
080810187
Principal Investigator:
Steven Bastien
Research Scientist
(401) 943-1164
StevenB@lab.electrostandards.com
Business Contact:
Raymond Sepe
Vice President R&D
(401) 943-1164
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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