RF Harvesting for Anti Tamper (AT) Techniques

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-11-M-1106
Agency Tracking Number: F103-183-2186
Amount: $99,023.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF103-183
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Micro Optics Technologies, Inc
8608 University Green #5, Middleton, WI, -
DUNS: 147356091
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey Buchholz
 (608) 831-0655
Business Contact
 Sonja O'Regan
Title: Vice President
Phone: (608) 554-0393
Email: oregan@fibersound.com
Research Institution
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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