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Development of Magnetostrictive Energy Harvesting of Mechanical Vibration Energy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-11-C-0491
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-020-0412
Amount: $741,618.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T020
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-09-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2013-12-22
Small Business Information
2500 N. Loop Drive
Ames, IA -
United States
DUNS: 798683355
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Eric Summers
 Vice President&Chief Ma
 (515) 296-8030
Business Contact
 Jon Snodgrass
Title: Exec. VP and Chief Scient
Phone: (515) 296-8030
Research Institution
 Ames Laboratory
 Thomas Lograsso
Ames Laboratory, USDOE 126 Metals Development
Ames, IA 50011-
United States

 (515) 294-1126
 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

Development of an energy harvesting system utilizing the magnetostrictive material, Galfenol, will be completed in this effort. The energy harvesting system will consist of Galfenol plates or sheets, magnetic circuit components, coupling structure, power conditioning electronics, sensor, and wireless transmitter. Lab testing and relevant environment testing through sea-trials will be completed on the system and compared to the predicted performance of FEA and analytical models. In addition, Galfenol wire fabrication efforts will be advanced with the primary goal of developing a Galfenol alloy and process capable of producing wire with the appropriate texture to maximize energy harvesting properties for future 1D devices.

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