Ocean Energy Extraction for Sensor Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-C-0671
Agency Tracking Number: N08A-021-0386
Amount: $749,958.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: N08-T021
Solitcitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
Electro Standards Laboratories
36 western Industrial Drive, Cranston, RI, 02921-
Duns: 080810187
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Bastien
 (401) 943-1164
 StevenB@lab.electrostandards.com
Business Contact
 Raymond Junior
Title: Research Scientist
Phone: (401) 943-1164
Email: rsepe@electrostandards.com
Research Institution
 University of Rhode Island
 Malcolm Spaulding
 2540 Dole Street
Hall 402
Honolulu, HI, 96822-
 (401) 874-6666
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"Ocean Energy Extraction for Sensor Applications" has applications on buoy systems to be used by the United States Navy to increase situational awareness and battle-group integration by enabling power independent data acquisition and distributed sensor networks. Electro Standards Laboratories proposes to meet the requirements with mechanical wave energy extraction accomplished using integrated electrical generators. This work develops, demonstrates, and tests, direct-drive wave-energy conversion concepts. Detailed system models and prototypes are developed to predict, verify, and optimize performance. Form factor constraints are considered and the system is optimized for different deployment strategies. This approach is designed to achieve the goal of inexpensive, compact, efficient and reliable wave energy harvesting.

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