A Magnetostrictive Energy Harvester for Shipboard Mechanical Vibration Sources

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,984.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-10-M-0303
Award Id:
95107
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-020-0314
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T020
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Pilvelait
Principal Investigator
(603) 643-3800
brp@creare.com
Business Contact:
James Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institute:
University of Dayton Research Inst.
Claudette Groeber
300 College Park
Dayton, OH, 45469
(937) 229-2919
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
There are many efforts underway to develop distributed shipboard health monitoring sensors. These devices face strong opposition by fleet maintainers unless the requirements for power supply cabling and/or battery maintenance are eliminated. Consequently, methods for harvesting energy from local environmental conditions using heat, solar, and vibration are of great interest. As opposed to piezoelectric and electromagnetic energy harvesting devices which tend to be either fragile or large and inefficient, magnetostrictive energy harvesting devices offer reliability, excellent conversion efficiency, and low cost. We propose to determine the feasibility of developing a magnetostrictive energy harvesting device for shipboard distributed health monitoring sensors using vibration as the energy input. During Phase I, we will develop the concept described in this proposal and build and evaluate a prototype. During Phase II, we will fabricate several prototype systems and demonstrate performance on large scale platforms.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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