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Wave Energy Harvesting System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contract: WC133R-11-CN-173
Agency Tracking Number: 11-161
Amount: $94,945.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.2SG
Solicitation Number: 1
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-09-15
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2012-03-14
Small Business Information
27350 SW 95th Ave, Suite 3022
Wilsonville, OR 97070-7709
United States
DUNS: 146272401
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dallas Marckx
 Managing Member CEO
 (503) 682-7001
Business Contact
 Dallas Marckx
Title: Managing Member CEO
Phone: (503) 682-7001
Research Institution

The applicant will develop a wave energy harvesting system for NOAA buoys. It will ve entirely self-contained (no protruding elements), modular, scalable, and easily deployed. The system employs a unique, inertial mechanism that responds to acceleration forces created by waves. This mechanism will be combined with (1) a proprietary generator that is sensitive to very low levels of torque and has essentially no cogging torque to overcome, and (2) an electronic power conditioning and management subsystem, which can receive erratic power from intermittent water movement and produce regulated DC for charging batteries or other uses.

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