RF Harvesting for Anti Tamper (AT) Techniques

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,023.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-11-M-1106
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-183-2186
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-183
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
8608 University Green #5, Middleton, WI, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147356091
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey Buchholz
President
(608) 831-0655
Buchholz@fibersound.com
Business Contact:
Sonja O'Regan
Vice President
(608) 554-0393
oregan@fibersound.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
A system is designed to extract energy from background RF energy in the ambient due to radio and wireless communication sources. This energy is harvested on a continuous basis and stored on-board to provide power for anti tamper systems. This eliminates the need for maintenance of battery sources that would otherwise be needed to power the device electronics. With a maintenance free power source provided by harvesting energy from the environment the sensors can operate for an unlimited time unattended. BENEFIT: Powering electronics from ambient RF backgrounds eliminates battery maintenance in wireless devices. Potential commercial application is wireless recharge of batteries in portable electronic devices and sensor networks.

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