Development of Magnetostrictive Energy Harvesting of Mechanical Vibration Energy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$741,618.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-11-C-0491
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-020-0412
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10A-T020
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
Etrema Products, Inc.
2500 N. Loop Drive, Ames, IA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
798683355
Principal Investigator:
Eric Summers
Vice President&Chief Ma
(515) 296-8030
eric.summers@etrema.com
Business Contact:
Jon Snodgrass
Exec. VP and Chief Scient
(515) 296-8030
jon.snodgrass@etrema.com
Research Institution:
Ames Laboratory
Thomas Lograsso
Ames Laboratory, USDOE
126 Metals Development
Ames, IA, 50011-
(515) 294-1126
Federally funded R&D center (FFRDC)
Abstract
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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