STTR Phase I: High Energy Density Piezoelectric Thin Films and Energy Harvesting Devices

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0810391
Agency Tracking Number:
0810391
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Texas Piezoelectric Incorporated
18803 Fortson Ave., Dallas, TX, 75252
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
788630205
Principal Investigator:
Pradeep Shah
PhD
(214) 621-8762
pshah972@yahoo.com
Business Contact:
Pradeep Shah
PhD
(214) 621-8762
pshah972@yahoo.com
Research Institution:
University of Texas at Dallas
Dina Caplinger
800 W Campbell Rd, MP 15
Richardson, TX, 75083
(972) 883-2312
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This STTR Phase I project is to develop processes and optimized integrated structures based on the piezoelectric effect, and complemented by other traditional sources, to enable energy harvesting devices for self-powered sensors and devices. The team has recently developed a piezoelectric composition with the highest ever reported energy density for bulk piezoelectric ceramics. This project will seek to develop and optimize piezoelectric thin film processes using the newly discovered composition. Successful use of piezoelectrics for energy harvesting from vibration sources can provide a high efficiency and low maintenance power source, particularly at a small scale, for applications that are remote, inaccessible and in darkness.

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