Naval Device Applications of Relaxor Piezoelectric Single Crystals

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,999.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-07-M-0241
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-076-0340
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-076
Solicitation Number:
2007.1
Small Business Information
TECHNO-SCIENCES, INC.
11750 Beltsville Drive, 3rd Floor, Beltsville, MD, 20705
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
061997029
Principal Investigator:
Gang Wang
Principal Investigator
(240) 790-0591
gwang@technosci.com
Business Contact:
Amy Hizoune
VP, Finance
(240) 790-0609
aph@technosci.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Techno-Sciences, Inc. (TSi), in collaboration with TRS Technologies, Inc. (TRS), and the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland (UMD), proposes to develop an innovative Vibration Based Energy Harvesting (VBEH) Technology using single crystal PMN material. Single crystal PMN materials will be used to convert mechanical deformation into electrical energy and interface with a battery element via appropriate circuitry with the ultimate aim to power electronic devices. The energy harvester will be tuned to expected vibration spectrum of the substructure and small vibrations can be amplified by resonance tuning to achieve large energy extraction capabilities. To the best of our knowledge, this research is the first attempt towards developing a vibration based energy harvester by exploiting superior performance characteristics of new single crystal ferroelectric material, PMN. Our goal is to provide sufficient energy to power naval sensor and small electronic systems.

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