Parasitic Power Pack (P3)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00039-08-C-0064
Agency Tracking Number: N072-144-0250
Amount: $99,400.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-144
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
DUNS: 555403328
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul Koola
 Research Scientist
 (979) 260-5274
Business Contact
 Donielle Mayer
Title: Business Operations Manager
Phone: (979) 260-5274
Research Institution
Parasitic Power Pack (P3) is a modular power generation device that will fit into a 3-inch diameter free floating buoy on the ocean surface. P3 will not interfere with the antenna on the upper portion of the buoy and will not occupy more than 20 inches in length producing a steady power output of at least 4 milliwatts with a capacity to store at least 60 joules of energy. Of the different energy harvesting concepts for powering wireless sensors we use the incessant oscillations of the ocean waves under which the buoy is excited. Unlike regular wave energy devices that are tuned to ocean waves, we have a platform whose dimensions are preset for a specific purpose. Our intent in this effort is to design this platform which is not tethered to the ocean bottom, but a robust maintenance free design that can survive the shock loads that will be imposed on delivery and one that will survive other operating conditions that it could be subjected to. We will demonstrate the effectiveness of our technology through mechanical and electrical modeling.

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