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
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-020-0412
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N10A-T020
Solicitation Number:
2010.A
Small Business Information
2500 N. Loop Drive, Ames, IA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
798683355
Principal Investigator:
EricSummers
Vice President&Chief Ma
(515) 296-8030
eric.summers@etrema.com
Business Contact:
JonSnodgrass
Exec. VP and Chief Scient
(515) 296-8030
jon.snodgrass@etrema.com
Research Institute:
Ames Laboratory
Thomas Lograsso
Ames Laboratory, USDOE
126 Metals Development
Ames, IA, 50011-
(515) 294-1126

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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