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
Award Id:
85172
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-021-0386
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
36 western Industrial Drive, Cranston, RI, 02921
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
080810187
Principal Investigator:
StevenBastien
Research Scientist
(401) 943-1164
StevenB@lab.electrostandards.com
Business Contact:
RaymondSepe Jr
Vice President R&D
(401) 943-1164
rsepe@electrostandards.com
Research Institute:
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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