Manufacturing Adaptive Energy Harvesting Materials with Micro-robot Swarms

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,910.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0275
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-037-0336
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T037
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
KCF Technologies, Inc
336 West Fraser Street, State College, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
005051219
Principal Investigator:
Michael Grissom
Technical Project Manager
(814) 867-4097
mgrissom@kcftech.com
Business Contact:
Jeremy Frank
President
(814) 867-4097
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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