Autonomously deployed energy harvesting system in coastal and riverine environment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,999.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0263
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-072-1682
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-072
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 81386, Wellesley, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
883404931
Principal Investigator:
Gideon Coltof
Mechanical Engineer
(617) 795-1968
gcoltof@bodkindesign.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Bodkin
Project Manager
(617) 795-1968
wab@bodkindesign.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The Navy is seeking a self-deployable, compact, energy harvesting system capable of extracting hydrodynamic flow energy from the littorals, surf zones, and rivers for unmanned system propulsion or for sensor operations. The system should be easily integratable as a module to a number of existing underwater deployed sensors and unmanned underwater vehicles. Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC (Newton, MA) is proposing a wave power to electricity generator that will continuously generate and store power from wave energy in the littoral zone. This system will be ideally suited for powering unattended sensors. The generator incorporates a robust electrical generator which converts mechanical motion from the passing of overhead waves to electrical energy. Energy is stored in a heavy-duty battery for on-demand use.

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