Manufacturing Adaptive Energy Harvesting Materials with Micro-robot Swarms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-M-0275
Agency Tracking Number: N11A-037-0336
Amount: $79,910.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N11A-T037
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Small Business Information
336 West Fraser Street, State College, PA, -
DUNS: 005051219
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Grissom
 Technical Project Manager
 (814) 867-4097
 mgrissom@kcftech.com
Business Contact
 Jeremy Frank
Title: President
Phone: (814) 867-4097
Email: jfrank@kcftech.com
Research Institution
 Stevens Institute of Technology
 David Cappelleri
 Dept of Mechanical Engineering
1 Castle Point on the Hudson
Hoboken, NJ, 07030-
 (201) 216-5072
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
KCF Technologies in partnership with Stevens Institute of Technology proposes a desktop manufacturing, micro-robot unit to perform advanced adaptive energy harvesting material fabrication and assembly. The primary solution is based on Professor David Cappelleri"s micro-robot/micro-manipulation research at Stevens and KCF Technologies micro assembly needs in support of their Navy sponsored energy harvesting technology development. This particular application responds to the Navy need for miniature energy harvesting to enable ubiquitous and low cost wireless sensing (for condition-based maintenance, status indicators, electro-magnetic field measurement, persistent surveillance, etc.) in surface ships (PMS 500), submarines (PMS 450), and rotorcraft (PMA 261 and PMA 299).

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