Ocean Energy Extraction for Sensor Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$69,909.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-08-M-0277
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-021-0386
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-T021
Solicitation Number:
2008.A
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 Jr
Title: Vice President R&D
Phone: (401) 943-1164
Email: rsepe@electrostandards.com
Research Institution
 UNIV. OF RHODE ISLAND
 Franca Cirelli
 70 Lower College Road, Suite 2
Kingston, RI, 2881
 (401) 874-5138
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
“Ocean Energy Extraction for Sensor Applications” has applications on buoy systems to be used by the United States Navy to increase situational awareness and battle-group integration by enabling power independent data acquisition and distributed sensor networks. Electro Standards Laboratories proposes to meet the requirements with mechanical wave energy extraction accomplished using integrated electrical generators. This work develops, demonstrates, and tests, direct-drive wave-energy conversion concepts. A detailed system model is developed to predict scalability of the proposed system to higher power levels. Form factor constraints are considered and the system is optimized for different deployment strategies. This approach is designed to achieve the goal of inexpensive, compact, efficient and reliable wave energy harvesting.

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