Distributed Power Systems using Energy Harvesting (DPSEH)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F33615-01-C-2131
Agency Tracking Number: 99-418
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MIDE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
56 Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142
DUNS: 786127522
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 B. Masters
 Senior Engineer
 (617) 252-0660
Business Contact
 M. van Schoor
Title: President
Phone: (617) 252-0660
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The development of distributed power systems using energy harvesting is proposed. Energy is dynamic structural deformations will be harvested with structurally mounted piezoelectric crystals. The harvested energy will be stored in batteries orconditioned to be used as a direct power source for remote sensors and systems. The energy harvesting and battery storage functions will be integrated with the structure to optimize the system. The power system can also power the hardware that willtransmit the sensor data. A local network based on the Bluetooth standard is proposed.In Phase I of this project, it was shown that piezoelectric materials could harness energy from structural vibrations and stored in thin film lithium ion batteries that were embedded into a composite structure. Phase II will build on the Phase I successesand developed and

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