Ultra-Compact Power Harvesting for Self-Powered Aircraft Sensors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-C-0139
Agency Tracking Number: N071-076-1340
Amount: $715,982.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-076
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
112 W. Foster Ave, Suite 1, State College, PA, 16801
DUNS: 005051219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jacob Loverich
 Director of Research
 (814) 867-4097
Business Contact
 Jeremy Frank
Title: Director of Research
Phone: (814) 867-4097
Email: jfrank@kcftech.com
Research Institution
In this Phase II project and included Options, KCF Technologies will further develop, produce and demonstrate ultra-compact power harvesting devices enabled by single-crystal piezoelectrics. This technology builds upon KCF’s leadership in vibration power harvesting for industrial and shipboard wireless sensors. The power harvesting technology will be transitioned to the Navy by inserting it into ongoing developments in wireless HUMS systems with our partners, Goodrich and Sikorsky Aircraft. The immediate market for this technology is Goodrich HUMS systems that are standard on all Sikorsky rotorcraft. With over 5000 HUMS systems to be deployed and at least 22 sensors per system, there is a market opportunity for over 100,000 harvester-powered wireless sensors. Follow-on markets are much larger, inserting the single-crystal technology into KCF’s harvesting devices for industrial monitoring and our partnership with RLW on FIPS-validated self-powered sensors for Navy shipboard sensing.

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