Parasitic Power Pack (P3)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,700.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00039-08-C-0064
Award Id:
82864
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-144-0250
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1408 University Drive East, College Station, TX, 77840
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
555403328
Principal Investigator:
Paul Koola
Research Scientist
(979) 260-5274
pkoola@kbsi.com
Business Contact:
Donielle Mayer
Business Operations Manager
(979) 260-5274
dmayer@kbsi.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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